This week I was invited to appear on a local radio station:
If you are feeling brave you might want to listen to my “words of wisdom”!
The topic was “how do we help children with their music lessons?” My theory is that we first have to understand the importance of engagement with music to being a fully developed human, and secondly (as I have mentioned here once or twice in the past!) you need to fully subscribe to the “Talent Myth” concept, and all its implications. Here are a few links on this topic.
Firstly, an article by the psychologist John Sloboda: “What Makes a Musician” http://www.egta.co.uk/content/sloboda
Secondly, I mentioned two authors. Matthew Syed’s book Bounce explores the ideas from a lay perspective. Here, again, is the link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bounce-Myth-Talent-Power-Practice/dp/0007350546
I have previously linked to Carole Dwecks work as well. But here is her website “Mindset”.http://mindsetonline.com
Many people find it hard to subscribe to some of these ideas. Let me know if you have objections and I will try and answer them!