The Oct. 12, 2013, article by Joanne Lipman, interviewed a number of highly successful people, who all made a connection between their music training and their professional achievements beyond the math-music association.
Like whom? How about:
Paul Allen (billionaire co-founder of Microsoft), guitar
Woody Allen, clarinet
Alan Greenspan (former Federal Reserve chairman), clarinet and saxophone
Bruce Kovner (hedge fund billionaire), piano
Andrea Mitchell (NBC), violinist
Larry Page, (co-founder of Google), saxophone
Condoleeza Rice, piano
Chuck Todd (NBC chief White House correspondent), French horn
Paula Zahn, cello
“Many high achievers told me music opened up the pathways to creative thinking. And their experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously,” the article said.
The article included a funny quote or two from Woody Allen, and some very cool connections between music and real life. If is definitely worth a read.
What other information have you run across that proves the importance of music in our country’s educational programs?
I’m so thrilled for my dear friend Andrea Beaulieu, who just released this heartfelt song, “One Heart, One Mind” with Richard Palalay. Andrea wrote the lyrics and sings the lovely melody within the arrangement composed by Richard.
Coffee and tea shops attract villages of like-minded people. But, not just coffee and tea lovers or people seeking community, relaxation and entertainment. Business folk hold meetings in these watering holes. Artists display work. Writers meet with their book clubs and critique partners. Music lovers come to relax and hear local acts. What a perfect environment to complement my goal to support all things Words•Music•Village?
Join us on this journey to discover indie coffee and tea shops, starting in the Phoenix metro area. You’re expected to be an integral part of the conversation, adding your own hot spots and providing commentary on what’s posted. Consider this blog as our own online village to capture the cool, the hot, the fun, and the funky in this Coffee CommuniTea.