Exploring practice as teachers, a reflective and creative community blog

Dr. Karen Wise and Professor John Sloboda, researchers at the Guildhall School, raise questions about interactions between artistic practice and research in conservatoires, and how we can ensure that insights from this conference really come out of and feed back into artistry. Read the full blog here.

Gerda van Zelm, voice teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, reflects on the transformative power of questions within one-to-one lessons, drawing on Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. Read the full blog here.

Robert Schenck, flautist and long-time teacher at the Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, identifies some key elements shared by coaching approaches and Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, and considers his experience of working with new approaches to teaching and feedback. Read the full blog here.

Phoebe Haines, Mezzo Soprano, and Fellow at the Guildhall School, discusses the power of shared reflection within a community of practice. Read the full blog here.

Gemma Carey, Associate Professor at the Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, argues for conservatoires to enable and embed reflective communities of practice amongst the one-to-one teaching staff. Read the full blog here.

Jane Cook, professional coach, and Chris Brannick, percussion professor at the Guildhall School, reflect on the power of coaching models as an addition to our toolbox in conservatoire teaching. Read the full blog here.

Professor Susan McCulloch FGSM ARCM(Hons), Senior Professor and Consultant of Voice at the Guildhall School, highlights the urgency of preparing excellent vocal teachers for the future. Read the full blog here.





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