Sylvia Anderson - Mezzo and Dramatic Soprano, Professor of Voice, Entrepreneur
Thoughts about Teaching and Singing
 
“Then said a Teacher:  Speak to us of Teaching.  And he said:  no man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.  The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among her followers, gives not of her wisdom but rather of her faith and loving kindness.  If she is indeed wise she does not bid you enter the house of her wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. 
 
The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but she cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm, nor the voice that echoes it.  And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.  For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.  And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.”
 
                                                                   "The Prophet" Kahil Gibran
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