Lesson Supply vs Demand

There is a long-standing disconnect between Default Programs offered by music schools and the real wants of consumers with regards to reading music. Most music schools don't offer programs for…

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The Default Program

Almost every unaccredited music school has a Default Program. They probably don't call it that. They probably don't call it anything. It's just the tacitly agreed-upon lesson program students get…

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Taking Lessons on Autopilot

A common reason that music students don't reach their goals is that many don't have any goals to begin with. Too many people sign up for music school on auto-pilot,…

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Musicians and Robots

In Alpin Hong's TEDx video on YouTube, he plays the opening of Mozart's "Twinkle Little Star Variation." ("Twinkle Twinkle Death Star" starts at 14:15) It’s a fast, intricate piece which…

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Dealing With Mistakes

Years ago, classical music commentator Dr Karl Haas devoted an episode of his syndicated radio program, Adventures in Good Music, to the subject of mistakes, and how performers react to…

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