As a music teacher I try to expand the reach of what I teach beyond how to find notes and replicate sounds. I lead my students deeply into the rich realm of music by training their minds to vividly perceive and engage with the phenomena of this invisible dimension.
One technique I use to develop this training uses these "Listening Lessons." These lessons started as me and my young student beginning our lesson by going into my car, windows up, wrapping sweaters around our heads to cover our eyes, and really, really listening to one song at a time. Then we'd sit and talk about what we heard.
Below you can read the emails I sent to my students during a period of distanced learning.