Learning to perform: towards a new understanding of espert musical learning
Rosie burt-Perkins, Royal College of Music, UK
Rosie is a research officer at the RCM in London. Her presentation is split into two parts. First she explains different theories in expert musical learning. In the second part she tells us about her doctoral work. It´s not always about ”practice makes perfect”. You can´t spend all your time practicing because others will be more prepeared than you for the world outside the 4 squaremeter room you practice in. You have to experience life as it really is.
At RCM they asked a group of students in the program Learning to perform:instrumentalists and instrument teachers differnt questions about how they practice on their instruments, both before, during and after the program. During her presentation she showes us some of the answers from the students. They discover that by expanding their horizon on how they practice on their instruments and also listen to music they normaly wouldn´t listen to they get a different perspective on how it is to be a proffessional musician.