The former Royal College of Music and Leeds University pedagogue explains why it's important to encourage students to relax
Structure your lessons carefully
I always plan ahead and know what I’m going to do. Whatever the level of the student I start with a scale, then move on to a study or at least part of one. Depending on time, I move on to a piece or two – or bits of them. I concentrate on a particular weak point, usually a technical problem, for about seven or eight weeks at a time...
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