Teacher & Student: Learning and Growing Together

Pianist extraordinaire Tim Guiles, and his student Baxter Harrington, shared their stories of the relationship that develops as teacher and student explore and study their chosen craft together.

Baxter Harrington played a prelude:

Tim Guiles called us to worship:  Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.― Shinichi Suzuki

Baxter’s mother, Tracey Harrington, read excerpts from The Heart of a Teacher by Parker Palmer (excerpts)

Baxter Harrington shared his Reflection Student and Teacher: Growing and Learning Together

Tim Guiles offered a musical provocation For Good from the musical Wicked

And then a Sermon Teacher and Student: Growing and Learning Together

Baxter offered closing words: To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope. There may be difficulties and hardships, but not disappointment or despair if you follow the path steadily. Do not hurry. This is a fundamental rule. If you hurry and collapse or tumble down, nothing is achieved. Do not rest in your efforts; this is another fundamental rule. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking a step at a time forward will surely get you there.

― Shinichi Suzuki,

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