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This Weeks Article:
The Most Important
A Piano Teacher Can Give You
by Edward Weiss
Something you can do as
I've had a few piano teachers over the years. And I
can't say that they really helped me. Why? Because I can learn
technique pretty much on my own.
What I needed was for someone to help me TRUST MY OWN
INTUITION and act as a mentor guiding me to my desired
goal, which at that time, was to create my own music.
Think of a visual artist as an example. This artist may be able
to understand and apply different techniques to create a pleasing
work of art, but the art itself won't have that special X factor
that only comes when an artist fully trusts their own intuition.
Intuition is the most confusing thing for someone seemingly
without it to develop. That's because they've had a long time not
trusting in themselves and their own talent and ability.
Nothing is more important for without the ability to trust
yourself, you really won't be able to hear the intuitive voice that
is always present and is always willing to guide you - if you let
The first step to accomplish this trust in yourself is to
switch from a product oriented attitude to a process
oriented one. You must let go of the need to produce
something that is "good" or "bad." Instead, allow for mistakes and
experimentation. Improvise and start out by using simple means. A
few chords, a scale, some brief instruction are all that is
You must be able to play! Children trust themselves and their
power of intuition without exception. They haven't learned how not
to. I like to use the analogy of finger-painting as an example of
Put finger-paints and paper in front of a child and watch what
happens. They can't wait to get started in exploring this world of
color and form. They're not concerned with good or bad. What they
are concerned with is pure joy. And this comes from their ability to
suspend judgement and just
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