How do your students learn the art of performing? While I do address this topic in their lessons, the majority of my students learn the art of performing through observation and attendance at concerts.  When I started teaching I was surprised at the small number of my students who attended live performances. Upon investigation I discovered that many parents who didn’t have musical training had very little knowledge about our local music scene. A large number of them couldn’t name our State’s orchestra or name a performance venue in our city! [···]

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