Few pursuits are as myth-ridden as music. So this is the first of many installments.
Myth #1: Only a select few people drew from the gene lottery and got music.
This is a very pervasive myth, especially in Western culture. Having taught music for twenty-five years, I can attest that there are many, many people out there, of all ages, who are genuinely musical. And with good instruction and perseverance, it is phenomenal how far a person can get with music. I’ve also found that, with the right kind of practice, a student can discover latent ability that didn’t show itself at the outset.
At the end of the day, there’s only one way to see what you can do, and what have you got to lose?[Read more…] about MUSIC MYTHS PART 1