Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician
(Amadeus). Itzhak Perlman, Kennedy, Midori, and Sarah Chang were among Dorothy Delay's students during her five decades as a violin teacher at Juilliard. For more than ten years, the author was granted access to DeLay's classes and lessons at Juilliard and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and this book reveals DeLay's deep intuition of each student's needs. An explorat...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Amadeus Press
(first published March 1st 2003)
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Had been curious about this one for awhile. It makes no attempt to go into the particulars of technical pedagogy, but paints a beautiful, believable portrait Delay and the way she approached students and teaching. The author doesn't shy away from Delay's more controversial behaviors, but places them in context and shows how they affect and are interpreted by different people in the industry. It's filled with anecdotes and quips from Delay and her students that occasionally verge on the hilarious...more