Description of Work at Bradley Institute
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Typewritten notes on the work done at the Bradley Institute. The first part of the document discusses the work of Isidor Philipp and his early career. As the document continues, Bradley begins to discuss the kinds of philosophies of "piano-hand" they are working on at the Institute. He remarks on the type of instruction teachers offer today, "This work makes no attempt to recommend or repudiate any so-called 'system' of piano instruction. It will, however richly reward any teacher of piano who will take the trouble to separate the wheat from the chaff. Consider very carefully those 'easy-methods' hailed as revolutionary new ways of learning the piano. They are saying 'this is not Chopin's way, this is Mr. So-and-So's way! ' A little thought should convince anyone that there could not be a new or better way to play Beethoven. It would be just as ridiculous to advertise a new and better way to paint Raphael."