"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, 94

Kindergarten Music class....

Me      Hey, everybody, we're going to learn a new singing game.  It's in Spanish!

Kids     Yay!

I sang the song and explained the game, then taught the kids their part.   After they'd sung it...

Jamie*    Hey,  this is like a whole different language!

Samantha*    Yeah!  It's like another English!

*Jamie and Samantha are, of course, not these budding linguist's actual names.

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