Music, Lessons in Life and Gifted Education

I want my kid to fail, too! Being able to fail, big time, while young and surrounded by people who will comfort you and support you when you try and try again, that’s what really builds confidence and the resulting success!

Rochester SAGE - Supporting Advanced & Gifted Education

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

Genuinely excellent education is not restricted to bringing individuals up to a preconceived standard of performance, to “norms”; rather it seeks to encourage each individual to develop standards for himself, to give him a clear perception of all that he might become as well as the opportunity to realize his personal vision. – Talent Development: An Investment in the Nation’s Future

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. – Aristotle

One of the most valuable things my daughters do is take piano lessons.  Oh, I don’t really care if they can play an instrument, although I do think that it would be cool if they could also learn drums and upright bass and form a jazz trio.  Nope, it is the non-musical lessons that they are learning that are the real value.

1) They learn to work at their own…

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