I got the idea for this thread for Professor David Russell of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
He asked the question: do students search for teachers based on influential fame rather than the musical insight they could gain? For example, if there was a fantastic teacher in a little known university, and in another university a well known soloist (who didn't necessarily teach well) taught, who would the students choose? Which teacher would "propel" you further in the musical arena? Lately it seems that some little known musicians who have not studied with incredibly famous people are not very well known, even if they are some of the most incredible musicians on earth.
What are your thoughts? I see te capacity for an incredibly interesting thread. Thanks, Mr. Russell.
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