Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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.