I am an artist interested in education and an educator interested in art; it depends on the day and the place. I dream of the symbiosis of two species every morning.
I walk, like a child, holding hands. They take me jumping for joy at times, and with the firmness of the vocation (which is not mine but theirs) others.
We walk to schools, conservatories, on stage, anywhere: always together.
The research makes my feet run from one side to the other, it forces me to touch everything and it also helps me to know how to stop, to listen. But above all, it tells me every day, along with music and pedagogy, that I am an eternal learner.
I found in research the way to bring these two worlds together. Because research opens me to experimentation in music, it helps me to play better what has already been written and also to imagine what is yet to be done.
And in education, more or less the same. Research has taught me to read with respect what has been written, to listen to experts, to think that we can all be right or wrong. From the most obvious idea to the most far-fetched one, there is something interesting to learn.