Furee Sung Studio

To create a climate in which my students can experience continual musical, intellectual, and emotional growth, and to become increasingly dispensable to them in the process. Everything I do as a teacher, and
every other teaching goal I have, relates directly to this first, most basic objective – to help my students grow by and for themselves.

  – Frances Clark, a sage in the twentieth century piano pedagogy.  

The piano pedagogy for the beginner is almost more important than that for the advanced, because the planted seed today determines what will be reaped years later.

There is music in every child; good teachers would find it and nurture it.

There is rhythm in every child; good teachers are more capable to enlarge such rhythmic awareness in them.

Starting on middle C is boring. Instead, let’s explore the whole piano.
– Frances Clark.

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967) deeply believed in music education not only as an intrinsic aim in itself, but also as an indispensable means to becoming a human being and realizing one’s full human potential. He believed that musical activity has a positive and transferable effect to learning other subjects, to one’s whole personality development, and to the life of society as a whole… music… should form a large and integral part of every child’s education, seeing it… as a way of reconnecting a population… with its national identity and birthright.

The students who need our greatest attention are those who will never be more than gifted amateurs, for of all the millions who learn, but small handful become concert artists. – Yvonne Enoch, in CPT Chapter 3.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle.


No art without life, no life without art. – Theodor Leschetizky.

Repetition is only effective when the student sees a reason for repetition.
Unexamined and undefined repetition is meaningless.

You must sing if you wish to play.
– Frederic Chopin, and he made his student took lessons in singing.

Music should be evocative rather than descriptive.
– Heller, a close friend of Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, all of whom respected and encouraged him..

Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, Involve me, I understand.
– Carl Orff.

Don’t tax your memory. – Joseph Lhevinne.

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