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The Case of Ravel

In this exclusive interview pianist Paul Roberts talks about his new book Reflections and the search for pathways into the core of musical interpretation. 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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