Yesterday a very smart doctor (also an amateur musician) commented that refined touch was something only for the accomplished musician.  I beg to disagree.  I have based my pedagogy on the premise that every child is capable, through touch, of direct response to the richest qualities of sound.
I am talking neither about notes as written on the page, nor as piano keys.  I am talking about sound in the larger sense of the whole range of overtones, audible and not, bordering on the magical, the mysterious.
Over and over again I have seen it happen that a child, fascinated by this quality of the real and unreal combined, will do everything within their power - and it is their power that permits this to happen - to have that level of involvement with it. 
 


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