Music lessons left me feeling demoralised for years. Not because I wasn’t good enough; but because I just didn’t know what was expected.
How do we keep good work boundaries, when as instrumental music teachers most work happens in our own home?
In a composition masterclass, I heard some feedback. That feedback taught me something about music education that everyone should know.
Classroom music teaching has a legacy – of records, ukuleles and Christmas performances.
But does tradition mean this shouldn’t change?
The time music teachers love and dread, not in equal measure.