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 9: On Conducting Technique and on ‘Authentic’ Performance of Twentieth-Century Arrangements of Earlier Works

4 April 2018 Standlake, Oxfordshire ‘He thought he heard a noise – Ha!’ W.S. Gilbert,  Pirates of Penzance, Act 2 It's freezing in the information shed this morning, and I am wearing an enormous thickly-lined jumper, loose enough to allow my elbows to bend, but a problem nonetheless, because with my arm disappearing into the … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 9: On Conducting Technique and on ‘Authentic’ Performance of Twentieth-Century Arrangements of Earlier Works