Sometimes a studio, its teachers, students, and visitors, could use some food for thought, some inspiration. In this article you might find some material to pass along to a teacher or some students, or even a quote to post on your bulletin board.
Nearly 20 years ago, a grateful student gave me Ernst Bacon’s book Notes on the Piano. I don’t teach or perform piano, but she assured me it was worth reading anyway.
She was right. It’s an amazingly thought-provoking book for musicians and music teachers. Ernst Bacon (1898-1990) was an American composer and pianist. Below, I have selected a number of quotes that might be of interest to you. There is more discussion of each in the book, and also many more topics and ideas. I heartily recommend the book itself. Here’s a link to getting a used copy via Amazon.
The book begins with the author’s suggestion that the book is “to be nibbled” – opened and read here and there and anywhere. Here are some snippets allowing you to do just that.