Today we’re bringing you a TED talk by Benjamin Zander. This is a great TED talk to share with students and their parents or really with anyone who wonders whether classical music is still relevant. It’s also a great encouragement for us piano teachers at a tough time of year – summer, when enthusiasm often wanes and we hear a lot of “I think we might need to take the summer off….” Remember that what we do matters and if we are passionate about it that passion will spread.
If you liked this TED talk check out The Art of Possiblity co-written with his wife Rosamund.
Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.