Classical Guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws, based out of South Africa, has a new blog (with a great title!), check it out: p i m a DONNA | Classical Guitar Blog. Her first blog post is titled “Becoming your own teacher – Part One.” Nina is a lecturer at the Conservatory, University of Stellenbosch, and maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa, you can learn more about her at her bio page on her website. Nice long article, here’s an intro excerpt:
Good teachers teach you how to play guitar at a high level. Great teachers teach you how to think for yourself. Exceptional teachers push you to find your own feet, show you how to walk the performance tightrope and then kick you out of the nest while gently shouting criticism about programme selection, phrasing and business ethics as you plummet to certain death.
Here are a few tips that have helped me in becoming my own ‘exceptional’ teacher.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE via p i m a DONNA | Classical Guitar Blog.