Dotzauer Day 12: On Competence, Confidence, and Compromise

7 April 2018 Utrecht   ‘Give your child the gift of being expert at one thing’ Shinichi Suzuki   I am noticing a change in myself these days, and in a way, it's a change back. The great musical pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki wrote 'Give your child the gift of being expert at one thing'. Although … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 12: On Competence, Confidence, and Compromise

Dotzauer Day 11: On Practising in Miniature

6 April 2018 Standlake   Amateurs practise until they get it right, professionals practise until it can't go wrong. Julie Andrews   I begin the day with new inspiration: yesterday I drove to Cheltenham, to the house of a friend, where I spent several hours playing piano quintets, and talking about life and music, and … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 11: On Practising in Miniature