Recipe for a Successful Music Lesson


1986 Karen Harrington





1 cheerful music teacher

1 willing student

2 oz. understanding

8 oz. patience

1 pint constructive criticism mixed with an equal amount of praise

1 lb. technique

1 cup dynamics

2 cups talent (if available)




Mix together the above ingredients and blend on medium until lumps disappear. If problem spots develop, reduce speed and add additional patience. If all else fails, stir in an ounce of humor.


Gently fold in cup of theory until streaks of apprehension are no longer obvious. Flavor each phrase generously with expression.


Bake in your studio for 30 minutes to an hour or until student rises to your expectations. Let rest for 4 beats and turn out a winner