"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


daily life, 2

More, from the daily life of music classes....

Getting 2nd graders from their seats to the line at the end of class. (Yes. There are patterns for this. Just as there are patterns for drivers, merging onto the highway...and just like adult drivers, the kids get seriously irritated if someone 'budges' or cuts into line ahead of them...)

Me: OK, how about if anyone who's an only child lines up now?
Sara*: Guess what? My Mom told me she wanted me to be an only child.
Me: Really. Why?
Sara*: So that everyone on both sides of the family would be able to spoil me, very badly.
Me: Hmmm. How's that working for you?
Sara*: It's great!

Yep. Bet it is, that.

More, later.

*Sara, obviously, is not her real name.

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