Karen Harrington’s Recipe for a Successful Music Lesson:
Cheerful music teacher, willing student, 2 oz. of understanding, 8 oz. of patience, 1 pint constructive criticism mixed with an equal amount of praise, 1 lb. technique, 1 cup dynamics, 2 cups of talent (if available)
Mix together the above ingredients and blend on medium until lumps disappear. If problem spots develop, reduce speed and add additional patience. If all else fails, stir in an ounce of humour. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of theory until streaks of apprehension are no longer obvious. Flavour each phrase generously with expression.
Bake in your studio for 30 minutes to an hour or until student rises to your expectations. Let rest for 4 beats and turn out a winner.
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