“Teaching is not merely the distribution of information or the development of skills: it must address the whole person, including the intellectual, social, and emotional components of a person’s development.”
(Yale School of Music, Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students)
Taking into account each student’s individual needs is the most important thing in teaching. We all are at different places on our musical journeys and that makes the process of teaching so fascinating. My goal is to teach and guide each student according to their needs. And equip them with tools and knowledge that allow them to express themselves musically on the highest level possible.
Technical skills must always serve spirituality!
“The supreme harmony of the cosmos is selected in the harmony of the spirit.” (F.Liszt)
“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” (R.Schumann)
“The function of the creative artist consists of making laws, not in following laws already made.” (F.Busoni)
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” (J.S.Bach)
“You cannot expect the Form before the Idea, For they will come into being together.” (A.Schönberg)
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” (J.Brahms)
“Music is enough for a lifetime – but a lifetime is not enough for music.” (S.Rachmaninoff)
“Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.” (C.Debussy)
“All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.” (G.Mahler)
“The only love affair I have ever had was with music.” (M.Ravel)
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” (J.Cage)
“Imagination creates reality.” (R.Wagner)