I hope I'm not shaking the bee hive again! :)
Well, last Friday, in my music history class we talked about a extraordinary man, Shin'ichi Suzuki, violinist and pedagogue. Suzuki is the creator of the International Suzuki Method, and crusader of the idea that ANY child, (with the right discipline) can learn to play the violin. As a Music Education major, the idea seems so exciting. but then I get to thinking...
COULD it be genetic?
I mean anyone could potentially learn music and its concepts, etc. But a musician of such caliber as Midori, Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno Soneberg, or YoYo Ma... could they have been born with it?
I myself come from a musical family, could that have been the reason why I love music? Or is was it my mother introducing it to me at a young age?
So the question at hand is...
what is your opinion?
Are you BORN with it? Or can you LEARN it?
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