• Understanding how music works is easier than it is often made to seem.
• Informal musical exploration and play is invaluable for subsequent musical development.
• To a large extent, talent is the ability to sustain interest in something long enough to figure out how to do it.
• If you can sing you can play by ear. Playing by ear is like singing on an instrument.
• People learn best when they feel validated, respected, appreciated and trusted.
• For meaningful learning to take place, the teacher needs to be able to let go. The main function of a teacher is to discover, through observation, how the individual child learns, and then keep the path clear so that learning can happen.
• Valuable learning can not always be measured, and learning that can be measured is not always of value.
© Meryl Danziger 2004