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Sculpting 101: The First Year of Band Instrument Class

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  • I believe that in every child there is a "David". When asked how he created his masterpiece, Michelangelo replied that he found a large piece of marble and simply took away everything that was not David. Is that not what we as teachers do? We "chip away" every day until the young musician emerges. Teachers of beginning instrumentalists must have a vision just as Michelangelo did; and the "sculpting tools" necessary to reveal the “masterpiece” in each and every student.
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  • Lynne Jackson currently teaches music education at Southern Methodist University and also serves as a wind pedagogy specialist for the Berkner Area in the Richardson Independent School District, Richardson, Texas. Jackson grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she performed four years under the baton of William D. Revelli. She received her M.M.E. from Vandercook College of Music. This past July, Jackson was awarded the “Meritorious Achievement Award” by the Texas Bandmasters Association. Jackson recently completed her fortieth year of teaching; and has happily taught beginners each of those forty years.