Re: Playing your own music... Just a though

Subject: Re: Playing your own music... Just a though
From: bill thompson (
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 12:05:36 EDT

two quick thoughts:

the best composition tutorial i've ever was spent
working with my mentor on his latest piece...gained
great insight into at least his working methods and
preoccupations etc.

as a tutor myself, i've played/slipped some of my
pieces into class lessons in which certain students
seemed to gain significant inspiration/insight from,
though no doubt others had plenty of fun with me in my
absence :) i think it was beneficial to the receptive
students to see/hear that it's not just people in
books that use these techniques.


--- Louis Dufort <> wrote:

> I've been teaching now here and there for about 5
> years, lately I do teach
> a bit more steady at the Conservatoire de Musique de
> Montreal. For the
> first time I played one of my piece to demonstrate
> some of my preoccupations
> and I felt kinda weird inside. Why this feeling,
> scared to be judge after
> judging them quite often? Parano´d of been accused
> of M. le Professeur that
> is forcing his own students into his music! Aahhhhh
> now I'm sweating while
> my music is played, It is just to make a technical
> point, I then said in my
> head to calm me down.
> Is it just me but I did find it hard to play my
> music to my student, this is
> in a way odd but also just normal I guess.
> BTW, I don't recall any teacher that made me listen
> to their music.
> To all the teacher's out there, how do you deal with
> this issue.
> Just a though
> Au plaisir
> PS please do reply in french if your english is az
> bad ass mine.
> louis

"The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin

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