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MOST MUSICIANS CAN POINT TO AT LEAST ONE PIVOTAL PERSON WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THEIR MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER RAMSEY LEWIS REMEMBERS: Dorothy Mendelssohn.
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MOST MUSICIANS CAN POINT TO AT LEAST ONE PIVOTAL PERSON WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THEIR MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER RAMSEY LEWIS REMEMBERS…
Dorothy Mendelssohn was the piano teacher at Chicago Musical College. And after a few lessons she started saying things about music. Things like, “Listen with your inner ear.” Things like, “Take this phrase, this 3-bar phrase of melody and see if you can’t make it sing.” That was a turning point.
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It went from my parents actually making me practice a half hour. Making me. To them saying 10:30, 11:00 at night, “You’ve been at it for 2-3-4 hours. Don’t you have homework? Don’t you have to go to bed? You better stop now.” I found myself in another world.
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