Sunday, August 11, 2013

There is no Preparation for Artistry

By the time most "serious" music students have won their competitions and entered their conservatories whatever artistry they were born with is probably long buried and not too likely to respond to resuscitation.

The kids who are making it up according to the energy they perceive in their own lives and in their changing worlds--these are the ones who are revitalizing the experience of live music.

Why not give your young child, by which I mean really young, to the tutelage of an artist teacher who is committed to the notion that artistry is innate and that it is best nurtured by interpersonal attentiveness?

As it is most people assume that a truly serious mature musician is not interested in children.  Bizarre.