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Old 11-14-2002, 12:56 PM   #5
Chuck Clark
 
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I agree with both Peter and Dennis about students needing good kinetic awareness and some confidence in their body movement. I have had students that had to learn much of this in the first few months of practice though.

What I prefer in a beginning student is someone that can let go of as many of their preconceptions as possible. I understand this is difficult but an open and educable attitude and the ability to concentrate and focus their attention is often more valuable than coordination, etc.

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