Door 293 (🗑)
I had a really great time working with all the students in Fara this last week. They were very curious, open, and attentive, and that made it a lot of fun for me. It was also nice to be in such a beautiful natural environment, and to play some music with my friends.
Beyond that, though, I have to say that many other aspects of the experience were far from ideal. A serious lack of communication with the instructors, rooms with no AC or fans (even long after we asked for them) in the middle of the summer, and an overall feeling of the faculty not being taken care of in very basic ways (towels, toilet paper & information were all much too difficult to get ahold of). As you know if you’re a regular follower of my posts here, complaining in this way isn’t really my style. But this situation was really a bit too much for me to stay silent about. So I’m posting this both as a warning/heads-up to possible future instructors, and also as an invitation to the organizers of @faramusic to consider listening to the feedback you’ve received this week and to respond with actual changes. Fara in Sabina is a beautiful place to be able to do this kind of workshop, and it would be nice if it had the chance to live up to its potential.