Teaching Beyond Language

by Don Berg
(Port Townsend, WA, USA)

In this TED Talk Evelyn Glennie tells the story of how her teacher transcended his own limitations to accept her as a student. In case you have not heard of Evelyn Glennie she is a deaf musician. She did not learn music and then become deaf, she has been deaf since childhood. She is a world renowned percussionist. The teaching she is doing, as well as the teaching she talks about, exemplify the importance of relating to reality, not just our illusions about it and descriptions of it.

URL: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/evelyn_glennie_shows_how_to_listen.html

For another great teacher who happens to be in the field of music check out Benjamin Zander.

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