What is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in many diverse fields? This is the question asked by Joanne Lipman in this New York Times article. The article profiles former Fed Chair, Alan Greenspan; movie man, Woody Allen; co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, among others.
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Joanne Lipman is a co-author, with Melanie Kupchynsky, of the book “Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations.”
"Consider the qualities these high achievers say music has sharpened: collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas. All are qualities notably absent from public life. Music may not make you a genius, or rich, or even a better person. But it helps train you to think differently, to process different points of view — and most important, to take pleasure in listening."