“We don’t say what we mean, and more importantly, we don’t say what they mean! All of our communication must be drama.” – Frances Clark
“Effective, artistic performances have dynamics, balance, and breath. If we do not teach those elements as basic to music-making, we fail to educate our students artistically.” – Marvin Blickenstaff
In the science lab that we call a piano lesson, teachers often experiment on our dear subjects, ahem, students. Sometimes when one technique does not work, we try another… and another. This spirit of experimentation how I ended up sprawled on the floor at a piano lesson a few weeks ago.