The Virtuoso Teacher
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The Virtuoso Teacher

The Re-Imagination of Guitar Pedagogy

About the Book

The Virtusoso Teacher examines the teacher/student relationship in classical music training and questions many of the default assumptions about how teachers approach their work, which is often based upon either their own experiences and talents, which may not be aligned with those of their students, or pedagogical traditions that have outgrown their usefulness.

It is not a manual of strictures of what to do or what not to do, rather, it is a series of essays and observations designed to interact with one's own experiences, eventually allowing the possibility of making even better choices for your students.

About the Author

Christopher Berg
Christopher Berg

Christopher Berg received his training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and in master classes with Andrés Segovia at the University of Southern California. He has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the United States and is a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina where he has directed the classical guitar program since 1978. He has guided hundreds of students through their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in guitar performance.

He has released a CD of original music, The Pilgrim Forest, and is the author of Mastering Guitar Technique: Process and Essence, Giuliani Revisitied, and The Classical Guitar Companion.

Table of Contents

    • About the Author
    • Preface
  • Part One: The Virtuoso Teacher
    • Introduction
    • Your Relationship With Students
    • Teaching And The Teacher’s Role
    • Practical Matters
    • The Integrity Of The Lesson
    • The Final Lesson
  • Part Two: Zen in the Act of Pernicous Pedagogy
    • Zen in the Act of Pernicous Pedagogy

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