(Amadeus). In this groundbreaking book, prize-winning pianist and noted educator William Westney helps readers discover their own path to the natural, transcendent fulfillment of making music. Drawing on experience, psychological insight, and wisdom ancient and modern, Westney shows how to trust yourself and set your own musicality free. He offers healthy alternatives for lifelong learning and suggests significant change in the way music is taught. For example, playing a wrong note can be constructive, useful, even enlightening. The creator of the acclaimed Un-Master Class workshop also explores the special potential of group work, outlining the basics of his revelatory workshop that has transformed the music experience for participants the world over. Practicing, in Westney's view, is a lively, honest, adventurous, and spiritually rewarding enterprise, and it can (and should) meet with daily success, which empowers us to grow even more. Teachers, professionals, and students of any instrument will benefit from this unique guide, which brings artistic vitality, freedom, and confidence within everyone's reach.
"Clearly the work of a master teacher who has deep knowledge of his subject and enormous empathy for his students and readers." - Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 2006
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: New edition