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.