Hello, Mr. Zander:
I hope that you are well.
I wanted to tell you about Michael Levinson.
Michael is just turned 6 years of age.
Until recently, Michael used to burst into tears every time he couldn't remember the next part of a song he was learning on the violin. I think that he was feeling the burden of very high expectations upon very young shoulders. His mother, lovely as she is, is a former piano teacher, and newly minted psychiatrist.
He had a problem, that is, until I started teaching him to say: "How fascinating!" every time it happened.
He understands it, and it has probably saved his violin career. You can always learn from a mistake, so that's pretty fascinating.
My daughter, Emma wishes for me to inform you that not only is she a one-buttock cellist, sometimes, she is even a half-buttock cellist!
Hope to see you soon.
Yours very truly,
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