Here are some of my favorite quotes.

THAT IS WHY I TEACH MUSIC

"NOT because I expect you to major in music.
NOT because I expect you to play or sing all your life.
NOT so you can relax or have fun

BUT - so you will be human
so you will recognize beauty
so you will be closer to an Infinite beyond
this world
so you will have something to cling to
so you will have more love, more compassion,
more gentleness, more good ... in shore,
more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living
unless you know how to live?"

Author Unknown


"Tone has the living soul."

"The real essence of art
turned out to be not
something high up and
far off - it was right
inside my ordinary
daily self --- If a musician
wants to become a finer artist,
he must first become a
finer person."

"When love is deep,
much can be accomplished."

Shinichi Suzuki


"The woods
would be very silent
if only those birds sang
who sing the best."

Anonymous