David Reed looks a the current changes across music education and contends that it is not the internet or other technologies which are causing the change but instead the needs and desires of the students. From musician as multiple personality performer to musician as a person
Musicians play for others. A musician’s purpose is to delight audiences and impress other musicians. His success can be measured by the number of gigs he gets, the salary he earns and also the respect and fame he enjoys among other musicians. And every one of these attitudes is so thoroughly ingrained in our culture that we continue to teach music this way today even though it no longer makes any sense whatsoever.