October 12, 2015


So proclaimed a nine-year old friend of one of my (very talented) students.




This student pianist felt he could make this claim because he had won first place in a state music competition.


My student told me this, then showed me how fast his friend could play "Knight Ruppert."


I asked my student "What do you think music is about-- how fast you play/"


"No" answered my student.


"What IS the purpose of music?"  




"Yes, feelings and imagination and how the music is put together."


Narcissism can be a problem for musicians young and old, professional, semi-professional, or amateur.


I am sure the child making this claim is a very fine pianist with excellent technical skills.  I am sure he...

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