Lost Secrets of Master Musicians:                 A Window Into Genius              

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              Can talent be explained?

What were the “secret” techniques and musical insights that enabled performers such as Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz, and Glenn Gould to achieve such unsurpassed levels of musical expression and technical skill? And, if we could rediscover this knowledge, how might this impact musical education and our understanding, creation and performance of classical music?                                                                                                               David Jacobson, founder and director of the San Francisco Institute of Music, has spent many years analyzing the approach of these and other master players--uncovering their “secrets”--which he explains in clear, precise, non-technical language..read more

Violinist, writer and lecturer, David Jacobson is the founder and director of the San Francisco Institute of Music where he created a unique system of teaching, employing what he terms the theory of “bel canto instrumental technique,” now known as the SFIM (San Francisco Institute of Music) Method. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, and has a Master of Music Performance degree from Boston University...read more

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