Why is it worth it to drive a long way just for a music lesson? My show this week on KWBU takes on that question.
“Teaching is a crucial if often overlooked part of the art world. In some ways it’s not unlike teaching history, or at least how I approach it. A music teacher isn’t just teaching technique in the same way that I’m not just teaching a list of names and dates. I tell my students—and basically anyone who’ll listen—that there’s so much history I can’t hope to teach but a fraction of it. What I want to do for my students is show them that history is worth caring about and involves a way of thinking that is continually enlightening and enriching. To show them that is something they can really get into, even love.”