Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The "obedience mode" that one adult spoke of describing the state of mind required to study piano seems hard to shake. That obedience reflects the teacher's absolute authority.

I have learned from this blog that many of its readers are embarrassed when they disagree with a post. I know this from emails. What is wrong with open comment, disagreement even? Why not enjoy some discussion?

It is "strictly old school" to take as authoritative the teacher's every word .

All my work is dedicated to the proposition that everyone, every learner at every stage, is a center of dynamic intent to learn and thus worthy of my undivided attention. This is strictly not old school.