"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


Reality: Balance

Well, it's been a while since my last post....lots of stories happening, though!

Here's a First Grade interaction, after playing my fiddle & Bass, then giving each child a turn to  play the Bass.  (The two instruments had a little 'discussion' about who had the better sound, accompanied by delighted giggling from the students...)

Me   What do you think about the instruments?

Kids   Well, they're a little bit the same, and a little bit different.  Just like us!

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