Dec 102004
This article was part of a workshop given in May 2003 and contains suggestions by the participants, Libby Francisco, Pat Malmgren, Pat Onufrak, and Deb Selby. Listening to students talk about their practice, I hear of many insidious feelings that I failed to fully appreciate, even though I experience them myself. I’ve touched on the feelings throughout these chapters, but they deserve more focused attention. read the rest
Nov 232004
Carrying One's Authority with Other AdultsTraditionally, we teachers learned to play the piano when we were young. We felt very differently about our various teachers than adults do. Our youthful models of teacher-student relationships are of limited use in our dealings with adult students. Kids are well trained to respond to teachers’ authority and they defy this authority at their peril. read the rest