Friday, June 12, 2009

It's absolutely fascinating to teach a naturally musical child who bends over backwards to keep her music a secret: she doesn't remember vocabulary (chords, clefs, etc.); she rejects note reading--in short, she doesn't make it easy to deal with her.

Yet everything she touches she transforms: almost imperceptible nuances of timing; an unmistakable lilt.

It is an awesome responsibility.