"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, 28

Today, in Kindergarten, while we were getting instruments out for the jam session:

Me: What happens if you touch an instrument before the conductor tells you to do so? (This is a
familiar refrain at the start of every jam session--otherwise, there'd be some serious cacophony going down!)

Kids(in a unified singsong chorus): You lose your turn.

Me: Forever? Like, until you're 93?

Kids: No, just for one time.

Sandra*: Wow, if you lost your turn until you were 93....that would be a long time.

Bojin*: Yeah. It'd be like when you're in High School or something.

*Sandra and Bojin are, of course, not these young musicians' real names.

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