Building Noble Hearts

Why do we give endless amount of time and money to our children’s academic, sports, and arts education? Yes, it’s rewarding to see a child master difficult skills, perform well, or even receive a scholarship, but there’s something more that drives us.

When a child displays empathy, determination, excellence, or artistic sensitivity…this fuels our dedication to children. But…how do we create environments in which children and also the adults around them are encouraged to become fine individuals?

To explore the answers, we will focus on the community started by humanitarian violinist Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. He saw that by teaching children to play music in the same way that a baby is lovingly taught to speak, he could not only create excellent musicians but build noble hearts in children as well.

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