December 20, 2012

Fun or Work? Part One

Posted in music and writing, writing for fun tagged , at 9:49 am by Rebecca Hein

Far too many people regret their early music lessons, associating them with drudgery and boredom. What’s wrong with music pedagogy that practice and lessons become so tedious?

Part of the problem is that conscientious teachers want to make sure their students learn proper technique and good practice habits. So they focus on correct hand position, getting the right notes, and other detailed tasks. In the long run, there’s no doubt that these make playing easier and more fun—if the student stays with it that long.


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