"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, 87

Watching "Peter and the Wolf" with First Grade musicians...

Anna*    Is Peter real?

Me    Do you mean, is he a real person?

Anna*  Yes.  Is he for real?

Me    No.  It's a story.  But I agree with you, it does seem as though he's real.

Sam*    Well, he could be.  There are real Peters for real, in the world.  I mean, like Peter Pan!

*Anna and Sam are, of course, not these thoughtful First Graders' real names.

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