I have seen Mr. Colvin interviewed by Charlie Rose and found it interesting. But much to my surprised I found it listed as a reading and discussion activity for Suzuki Teachers on our 1st on line Virtual Leadership Retreat. I am looking forward to a lively discussion among my fellow professionals across the American hemispheres.
Book Discussion for the VLR
The book Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin will be discussed during the Virtual Leadership Retreat. There is a review of the book in the latest issue of the ASJ on page 31. Read the book in preparation for the VLR, or at the very least this article by Colvin on CNN: Why Talent Is Overrated.
Copies of the American Suzuki Journal can be found in our studio. There are a few articles from it published on the Suzuki Association site. I encourage parents who would like to stay informed about Suzuki activities nationally and globally to become members. See benefits.
Mr. Colvin talks about a wide variety of talent which includes business talent, technologist, scientist and sports in addition to musicians. I am sure he will have some things to say that music teachers will disagree with. This first chapter certainly suggests that we should be in pursuit of thoughtful practice and repetition.
If you are already reading this volume I invite you to use this venue to start your own discussion on this post. As I reread the copy available and participate in the teaches leadership retreat in April I will update this post.
I would like to go back to that interview with Charlie Rose and remember who Mr. Colvin is.