Tag Archives: hard work

Yes/No Questions

As I was suggesting a new exercise the other day, one of the students asked: Why do we need to do it? We know it already. ”I was confused for a moment. Usually I encourage my students to ask questions, … Continue reading

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Four Pillars

To Leland Means Early in my career I was teaching a high school student whose main interest was visual art. One day, her mother told me her daughter was worried that I was upset with her or frustrated because she … Continue reading

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Carnegie Hall

They say that anyone can do anything. It is only a question of how hard they work. But is it a matter of practice? What about talent? Can I learn to do something I have no talent for? I always … Continue reading

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Open Rehearsal

For those who have enjoyed reading “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” and “Pareto“. Here is a short video that summarizes those events.

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Guest Teaching

To Sjur Bjærke and Dan Styffe and their wonderful students in Oslo. I prefer to call it guest teaching: teaching away from home. One of the reasons I like to do guest teaching is that I can say the same … Continue reading

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Pareto

← Previous part of this post. Ninety Percent is Less Than Halfway (Chinese Proverb) Right after our open rehearsal with The Jerusalem Conservatory Chamber Orchestra and our guests from College for All, the children had some activity with our students … Continue reading

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