Last week, when I was talking with Reuel Meditz, our discussion took a surprising turn as I suddenly found myself asking him about his reactions to musicians who can be terribly judgmental on the subject of others’ musical taste. He was very diplomatic yet direct and you can read more of what he had . . . → Read More: Yummo! Taste & False Assumptions
Last week, I found myself in a heated discussion with a colleague over his perception that there was no one worth performing for or teaching any longer. In his view, everyone out there had completely forgotten how or did not care to behave as he thought they should.
Those who advocate healthy eating, talk a . . . → Read More: Respect
Remember the old story about the class of young music students who were told by the teacher that they must all comment after each other’s performances, and, they must always say something good first and then give suggestions for improvement? Tommy had not practiced and struggled through his piece with many do-overs and inaccuracies. Suzy . . . → Read More: In Your Face Two
For years there has been discussion ad-nauseam about the aging of classical audiences and what the best ways are to engage and connect with younger audiences. Don’t get me wrong or send poison letters quite yet. It is a serious issue. We who teach know this first hand. Not only are our students from . . . → Read More: Aging Audiences, Elitism, Strong Bass, & Dumbed Down Ears: A Kind of Rant