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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001086.txt from 2000/07

From: "Tony Pay" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] teachers of...
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 07:15:42 -0400

>From: Neil Leupold <>

>--- Tony Pay <> wrote:
> > Not to pour cold water on this, but the relationship between > >
>teachers and students is *very* ephemeral. Just think of your own > >
>I would say this is highly debatable. I haven't conducted a survey or
> >anything, but I'm willing to gamble that most advanced players can >point
>to one past teacher in particular as being responsible for a >signficant
>portion of their current concept of how to play the >instrument. A player
>might even be able to point to several teachers >who had that kind of
>impact, and the relationship between their past
>education and their current activities remains a strong one. Perhaps >I
>misunderstood what you were trying to say.

I wasn't thinking about what players would *say* about how their teachers
influenced them, but rather about whether that influence is visible from

I'd say that though it sometimes is visible, it's very much more often not.

>By the way: when did you switch to a hotmail account, Tony?

Shameful, isn't it?

It's just that I'm teaching in Siena for a month, and I haven't got round to
setting up my Psion Netbook with an ISP here. The Internet Train service
here has ADSL at 2Mb/sec, so a web-based subscription seemed most

But as I've said several times, I don't know how those of you who use it on
a regular basis can put up with it.

I'm still subscribed at home, so I suppose there'll be around 1500 messages
sitting on my hard disc when I get back. But at least I won't have to read

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