Non-verbal Teaching of a Non-verbal Art

Fri, May 10, 2024
1:30 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Many of the most successful teachers of foreign languages hardly ever speak in other than the language being taught. Can we do something similar in classical music? We believe the answer is “yes,” and that better, more durable results come quicker that way. In other words, we can teach a style like the 18th-century galant through that style itself, with only minimal talking, using a kind of call-and-response pedagogy.


Nicholas Baragwanath, Robert Gjerdingen, and Giorgio Sanguinetti