Whenever something is going to happen, our brain does a quick calculation of probabilities and of course imagines the most favorable or at least most common results. In order to explain this phenomenon I’ll use the theme “home” as a … Continue reading Sweet (or Bitter) Anticipations?
Parents and teachers very often look for what is “convenient” to them in educating children. Convenience is for example having some music lessons in school, rather than in a studio, having lessons in their own house, rather than in a school. Or some, for example, might think that weekly lessons are a necessity for advanced students. A while ago a parent wrote to me that his daughter was able to receive “lessons” in school, so she would not come to me for the next semester or at least for a while. At first, I couldn’t understand what this parent meant with “lessons”: I thought … Continue reading The incoveniences of conveniences in education
Honesty is one of the most important quality a person might have and I think that being honest in working with others is the key for a wonderful life. Honesty is taught by example. And it should be used in … Continue reading Are you harsh or honest?
As a musician, I am used to a peaceful view of life. But there are people who, somehow, are not able to live without complications. Let’s say that you know that a local music teacher Association organizes nice events every year … Continue reading No Checks, No Auditions
A long time ago, while talking to an Italian colleague, I wondered about some missing theoretical knowledge I noticed in some American musicians I had met: some could not read uncommon clefs, some others were counting to find out the … Continue reading The Musician, the Sight-reader, the Dancer.
“Dum loquimur fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.” (Orazio/Horace) These verses written by Horace introduced to the world the Latin locution “carpe diem” in the very famous abbreviated form. However it would be appropriate to complete “carpe … Continue reading Carpe Diem
Today, within the news, I was reading about a case in southern Italy: a parent had shot a violin teacher in a conservatory. It seems that this teacher had a romantic relationship with the young daughter of the lady who … Continue reading Look in the Mirror