Geachte heer Bach, In de afgelopen decennia heb ik, bij het bestuderen en bewerken van uw muziek, zoveel vragen verzameld dat ik, zou het mij vergund zijn om eens een middagje met u door te brengen, niet zou weten waar te beginnen.
I only started teaching when I was 47, following a request by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. Until then, I had always considered myself too young to teach and too absorbed in my performing career. But at that point I realized that it would be an opportunity and the right moment to start passing on my skills, views and experience to the new generation about:
People who study with me will need to have a certain degree self-sufficiency. I will teach and advise them, will coach them in finding their artistic identity with everything I know. I will be at their service. But I am also realistic about the chances for students in the music business. The Royal Conservatoire is not a place where people should expect to be entertained (even though it can be very entertaining!). Pursuing a professional career is only for those who are determined to work hard, and put some effort in researching who they really are or want to become. It requires a lot of motivation, and a bit of suffering now and then. But so far, I have seen most of my students really start to blossom – which is very rewarding.