Knowledge is wasted if not shared!
I love to share my knowledge and experience with younger colleagues. Every student has unique strengths and it is the professor's job to discover and enhance them. As stated by Michelangelo Buonarroti Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. It is an incredible experience helping students realize their musical capacity and sending them out into the world ready for a career in performance or education.
I have learned through my wonderful studies that fundamentals make up the core of successful teaching. These techniques embodying competitiveness in students and making them viable candidates for a career in music. Students trained in basic clarinet pedagogy and fundamentals retain muscle memory, gain a technical command of the instrument, and deal with job auditions with ease. Such mastery provides for focus on the music, rather than the technical aspects of playing. Students achieve much more if they practice in short, concentrated sessions slowly and deliberately rather than practicing without organization for longer periods of time. During the learning process, they should concentrate on one problem at a time, working towards improving sound production, legato, technique, expression and etc.
Let's keep the wonderful traditions of clarinet playing and music throughout the generations!