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Master Teacher Hans Leygraf’s Fundamental Lessons

A much longed-for documentation of the pianist and piano pedagogue Hans Leygraf’s methodology is now to be found on two DVDs. These recordings, made among a selected few of his students in Salzburg, extends from the appropriate way of touching the keys to interpretation of the music as illustrated by practising compositions of Bach, Chopin and Schubert. Read more >>

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« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2017, 07:03:52 AM »

Lots of replies, I'll make it short:

1) Great performer can easily have no clue how to teach.  Probably stems from they never had to learn how to play - they were born with it.  NOTE:  Conservatories especially in the past only accepted students that already knew how to play - they were nothing more than finishing schools.  Now genuine instruction can be found - like the training of Russian gymnastics athletes.

2) When getting started, teacher has to be like a doctor giving a physical or mechanic checking out a used car.

3) I really don't know - I've never had a good teacher.  And I know for certain, I could do massively better teaching compared to the ones I've encountered.
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