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ERIC Number: EJ836961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Fixing a Hole: Instruments Have a Way of Breaking. So What Can Teachers Do about It? Four Veterans Offer Tips for the Wary and the Budget-Conscious
Randall, Mac
Teaching Music, v16 n6 p50 Apr 2009
Just about every music teacher has an entertaining--or horrifying--story to tell about student instruments in an extreme state of disrepair. Most instrument problems aren't nearly so severe; loose screws, leaky pads, stuck mouthpieces, and wobbly bridges are far more the norm. Still, each little imperfection can have an impact on a student musician's performance, and they all have to be dealt with eventually. The question is, who does the dealing? In many cases, it's the teacher, for reasons both of convenience (sending the instrument to a repair shop could mean the student won't be able to play it for days or weeks) and budget (because most shops charge a minimum rate for bench time, even small repairs can have a significant price tag). This article offers tips on what exactly teachers are expected to know, and do, when it comes to instrument repair and maintenance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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