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Aun aprendo

At age 91, Lois Clouse is still teaching and, by her account, still learning. I had the good fortune to visit her studio last year. As she showed me around, she repeated the phrase, "Aun aprendo," almost as a mantra for herself. …

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Professional Development: A Priceless Investment

"To be a great teacher, one must first be a great student." I do not recall where I first heard this quote, but for any professional who aspires to excellence, it should be a lifelong mantra. Professional development (or continuing education or lifelong learning) is an essential element of the professional studio. …

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Professional Conferences and Organizations (Open Access)

Other than my academic degrees, nothing has shaped me more as a teacher, performer and professional musician than the many professional conferences I have attended, along with my longstanding membership in professional organizations. …

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