GENIUS in the Making~

We call someone a genius when they learn much faster than their peers. In a private school's classroom of 12-20 children, there will be a child who accelerates at absorbing and dishing out information. He will perform tasks at a higher level without more effort. The school system isn't designed for students like him however.

The way most schools approach education is to deliver information that will utilize only the most convenient part of the students' ability, which is a relatively small percentage of their total intelligence. This is an area where students can have easiest access to. For now, I'll call this area "10%".

This is pretty convenient for the existing education system. This way every student can learn to read and solve math problems at the fair "10%" manner.

But for a complex subject like piano- playing, learning at the 10% level will fail a child's love and curiosity for it. The reason is that complicated knowledge requires the students to have more and quicker access to their intelligence. (Please read my article on various type of competence quotients). This is why most music teachers can successfully teach genius students, while most other children will be left out after a couple of years.

Because of my own experience in music, I was very interested in children with average academic and musical abilities.

If students with average competence can learn to access more areas of their intelligence at a quicker pace, then wouldn't they be in fact performing at the level of a genius?

The findings of learning-related experiments over 20,000 lessons in my career proved to be quite shocking. (Please read some of my "lab" work.) They have redefined the making of a genius child.

I can't make your child a genius, but I can help him to develop a mind of one.

All Will Learn To Read, Write, & Play the Piano in the First 3 Lessons.