I Have Learned This


I’m in Denton, Texas, with my son, who is, at this moment, auditioning for the UNT school of music. I’ve found an interesting coffee house that also offers exotic blends of commercial cerials for student patrons. The coffee is great and they also offer free WiFi.

I’m on my phone though, and thinking about a recital we saw last night performed by a Junior class euphonium player. The performance was exceptional and a bit intimidating for my son.

It was also exciting, because it was learning. It occured to me that it was at the moment that the performer completed the recital that he could say, “I have learned this.”

He could say that, because what he learned, the act of learning it, necessarily involed performing his acomplishment in front of two dozen other students who volunteered their Friday evening to listen.

In closing — as my thumbs are getting tired — learning is about doing, regardless of your le&rning style. It means doing it. Doing to it. And doing with it..

We need to just relax and just do it.

If this doesn’t make any sense, just tag is as the thoughts of an anxious father.

2 cents worth.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.