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Music Begins to Inspire Our Art.

Yep, today’s re-blog is about kids painting after hearing music…

But, it could be accepted by adults as an example of how music can affect all art—even, writing. :-)

A Teacher's Reflections

“The music goes into your ears and into your brain.  Then, as you listen to the notes and sounds, it goes into your heart and shoots out of your fingers.  Like a million stars.  It’s magic.”

Those are the words I passionately said to fifteen spellbound children, sitting around my record player and watching me carefully take an album out of the jacket.  I put it onto the turn table and lowered the arm.  I knew that this was true, and that the children would become masters at their work when listening to music.  Their fingers could paint what was in their heart.

Then I began to play the music, Beethoven Symphony No. 9.  This music starts low and builds to a crescendo.  The louder the music, the bigger and wider children’s eyes became.  We listened.  We heard the sounds of violins.  At the same time I showed children works…

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6 responses to “Music Begins to Inspire Our Art.

  1. Jennie November 18, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Thank you, Alexander. And yes, for adults it can affect art and writing.


  2. Angela Yuriko Smith November 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    What a great blog post. Kudos to this teacher for teaching kids to immerse themselves in all kinds of art and let it affect them. Thanks for the reblog!


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