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Where’s the Balance?

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Sometimes I get extremely frustrated in my teaching, NOT because my students don’t practice enough or don’t have enough interest in their own progress, but because their other teachers are demanding so much of them. Yes, schoolwork is extremely important and doing it well is essential to future academic success. Yes, it is important to play sports and exercise. But it is also important to play music, as studies – too numerous and ubiquitous to cite here – have long shown. Where is the balance? Continue reading

22 April 2015