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Re: Top selling self-taught pianists?
Dave B #2263869 04/18/14 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave B
Didn't Glen Gould claim to be "completely self taught?"


No far from it. Glenn Gould was very much in mode of your typical concert pianist studied from a young age through conservatory. Even his strange style of sitting low to the piano was introduced to him by one of his professors.


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Re: Top selling self-taught pianists?
4evrBeginR #2263981 04/19/14 08:05 AM
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... If you study with a very good teacher, I would think even those who start as adults could exceed the rather pedestrian skills of Winston or Yanni after a decade of lessons and hard work. ..
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Ha Ha. Thanks for a good laugh !!

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Particularly with singers, but I imagine instrumentalists too, saying "I've never had a lesson" is a good marketing tool to make the person seem more special. Many times it's just a flat out lie. I've known teachers to have to sign confidentiality agreements so that nobody would know the person had a lesson. In other instances, they'll say they had a "coach" not a "teacher". And as pointed out earlier, having anybody show you something, whether in person or online or whatever, is only technically not a lesson.


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