Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Why Are We In Such a Hurry?

No wonder there is so little interest among young people in music of the past -- though I'm told the same is true for literature.   We are the victims of having it crammed down our throats too much too soon and no digestion allowed.

Now that I am a teacher I enjoy correcting some of the terrible effects of that cramming.  It is a luxury to savor music through the attentive ear of the student rather than have the student assume that their ear is incapable of real observation.

My, what we miss in the name of achievement!