People who have been told that they will never be able to do the thing they most want to do have a special advantage:  Because out of the running they are free to pursue their own timetable.  Having been told so many times by so many people that I would never be able to play the piano, I recognize the power of motivation not only to outlast all of this discouragement, but also to illumine the path of impossibility.
The primary insight that shines that light is the power of the individual.  I see reflected in my young students, even those with pronounced physical and mental challenges, the tremendous organizing power that produces reliable coordination within the realm of shared sound.
The students learn that from one another. 


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