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Friday

Do we really say what we mean? Do we really mean what we say? The music in our speech and our body language carry additional information that is not delivered in the text we speak. Cultural differences might also be … Continue reading

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The Quest

I love teaching The History Of Western Music class. This course is a one year survey for students who major in other areas such as jazz or classical Arab music. I somehow feel that I have more freedom, and instead … Continue reading

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Teachers: An Endangered Species

The last video in the DriveADoubleBass series went on the air. I have received many nice comments and I am very grateful to those people who took the time to tell me what they have learned and say they wish … Continue reading

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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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Yield

In our last lesson, we watched the film Tous les matins du monde (All the mornings in the world) starring Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume. The film is about the Viola da Gamba virtuoso Marain Marrais and his relationship … Continue reading

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The Fish, the Frog, the Bird and the Bear

The workshop on Creativities in Practice at the Musiclearninglive conference was one of my favorite events. In this workshop, Pamela Burnard, Anna Houmann and Eva Saether challenged us with questions about our own creativity. It was an experience, an event. … Continue reading

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The Garden

Many times, when we use the term music education, I feel embarrassed. I know what music is, but what is education? I read once in one of my Zen books that a teacher is like a good bonfire: while it … Continue reading

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