Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.11.13 More on Musicians and Practice

Got a note from my friend Victor McSurely in response to my recent post about practice and professional musicians.  Victor’s both a professional musician and a teacher, so not surprisingly he had some really useful insights to share. First he reflected on the importance of passion–he called it “wish”–which i interpreted as the burning desire to play,…