Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can I be like her?

Why do we encourage our students to attend concerts?

Last night, we heard Jenny Oaks Baker perform at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. Jenny was absolutely stunning, not only in how she played but in how she looked. My daughters were enthralled during the whole concert. In the middle of the concert my 8-year-old daughter whispered, "Mom, do you think I could play like her when I'm older?" "Of course!"

No amount of practicing will motivate a young child to learn to play beautifully than seeing someone they admire play. Go to concerts! Experience performances of exquisite beauty! Let your children see what they are capable of!