Wednesday, October 22, 2008

community


Yesterday a mother told me why she sends her children to piano lessons. She wants them to be able to contribute something of value to their community. This is a very valid reason and I'm still thinking about what she said.

By teaching classical and jazz piano, I hope to be able to give young people a way to connect with their own selves. Music gives us permission to be emotional and solitary. I've downplayed its social aspects.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful piece! However, I cannot determine the medium used ... paint, fiber?

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and art. Your journal makes an impression on my days.

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  2. This is a pencil drawing overlayed with tissue paper. Thanks for visiting, Nellie. I appreciate it very much.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx