I’m going to share a secret with the kids I work with in Sri Lanka: Every one of them can be a great musician. Even if they find music challenging. Even if their peers learn more quickly. Even if they never attain dazzling technique. They only have to realize that music (and all art) is about communication.
The task becomes allowing their natural voices as musicians to emerge. This entails a lifetime of introspection and self-discovery—not easy tasks, but within everybody’s reach. After decades of playing …Read More »