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Mastering the Master Class

by Harry Skoler

Mastering the Master Class is first and foremost realizing that we are never the complete masters of anything. After all, that would take away all the spontaneity, surprises, challenges, and anything else that motivates us! It is reasonable, however, to think of “mastering” as a high level of skill and artistry. That is humanly possible. I will take general areas about Master Classes and briefly write about them here. They will be applicable to just about anything you want to focus on. This article is, in my opinion, one template to use in part or whole that uses as an example a Master Class that I teach at Berklee College of Music in Boston.