"...'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: http://nyti.ms/1bmgIhl.