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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000310.txt from 2000/04

From: Larry Zaidan <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Student motivation (or lack thereof)/ Lame Excuses
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 08:44:49 -0400


Would you be willing to share an example of what is on your list?

Larry Z.

At 05:12 PM 4/7/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Dee, I like your idea of tricking the kid into playing five minutes.
>Also, I think some kids need to be taught how to practice - What to do
>first, second, third, next, next to last and last. I do this with my
>students and I even give them a list to follow. Some people may call this
>spoon feeding, but, well, we spoon feed infants before they learn to feed
>themselves - Once a student learns how to practice, s/he can structure his
>or her own practice time and it is so much easier to "get into it".
>Patty Smith
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