Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can I be like her?

Why do we encourage or students to attend concerts?

Last night we got the opportunity to hear Jenny Oaks Baker perform at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. Jenny was absolutely stunning, not only in how she played, but 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!

1 comment:

SugarandSpice said...

I love this! It is SO true. We were at that concert as well, and she plays so meticulously and gracefully. We were lucky enough to have her sign a CD and my daughter got her picture taken with her. It has really motivated her.

I am looking forward to more posts from you! I bought a few things from your booth last week and am excited to bring them out during practices for some fun cute ideas you guys had. She doesn't know I bought them so it will be a fun surprise. Thanks!