Lessons for violin, viola, cello and bass in a classroom setting, through private lessons, ensembles and a youth symphony.
Music is a Science
It is exact, specific; it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart, a graph - which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
Music is Mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions - which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
Music is a Foreign Language
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not in English - but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music make it the most complete and universal language.
Music is Physical Education
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sounds that the ear hears and the mind interprets.
Music is Art
The techniques and style of music allow us to create emotion. Along with humanism and feeling - these are things that science cannot duplicate.