Monday, October 14, 2013

Musical Education

Some food for thought from a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece:

 "...'There’s nothing like music to teach you that eventually if you work hard enough, it does get better. You see the results.”'

That’s an observation worth remembering at a time when music as a serious pursuit — and music education — is in decline in this country.  

Consider the qualities these high achievers say music has sharpened: collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas. All are qualities notably absent from public life..."

Read the whole piece here:

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