From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers

Cornelia Watkins*, Laurie Scott

*Corresponding author for this work

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7 Scopus citations


No matter the excellence of a musician's performance achievements, upon entering the professional world, it is unlikely that any musician will depend solely upon performance for income. Those who distinguish themselves as both skilled teachers and skilled performers will have a significant advantage. This book provides the tools and information necessary for musicians to become effective teachers in terms useful to both pedagogy teachers and applied music instructors, and young music students learning to teach while perfecting their performance skills. Premised on the integral partnership between pedagogy and performance, the authors offer in-depth explorations of the essential components of instrumental performance, the nature of student-teacher interactions and the manner in which knowledge, skills and musicianship are most effectively conveyed. In so doing, they illuminate the profound resonance between music performance and education and show how musicians benefit as much from teaching as their students do from being taught. Included is a wealth of information and concrete examples on everything from setting up a studio, to writing a lesson plan, to soliciting constructive feedback from students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9780190268169
ISBN (Print)9780199740529
StatePublished - Jun 14 2012


  • Applied music instructor
  • Music education
  • Music pedagogy teachers
  • Music students
  • Music teacher
  • Musician

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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