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 Re: Clarinet teacher that can't play instrument
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2006-01-08 17:54

Arnoldstang wrote:

> My point was that there is no way of telling! I certainly am
> not criticizing Leon Russianoff but just pointing out the
> futility of debating what could have been. In any case, no one
> is pefect! Even Leon Russianoff could have been a better
> teacher. No offence....He just wasn't perfect.

No offense taken - I never knew him in any case. I was not debating what could have been, only pointing out what was.

I am reacting to dogma - "X must do Y" and/or "X mustn't do Z". The answer is not an unqualified "it depends - do X here, do Z there", either. We learn by failing just as much (if not more) than we do by succeeding, as long as we can reason why there's a failure.

There was a post recently about a teacher instructing a student to produce a squeak and learning how it was done. My teacher did the exact same thing. Paraphrasing now:
"Do you now realize how you produce that squeak? If you don't want to squeak, don't do that."

Do you notice something? He didn't tell me "don't do that", he said "if you don't want to squeak, don't do that." The implication is that there may be a time someday where I want to squeak, and I'll know exactly how to do it. That's something worth knowing.

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