Developing Empathy Through Group Music Lessons

June 9, 2017

"You play your personality," a good friend of mine often says.  In all my years of playing the violin professionally, I have never found this to be wrong.  Playing an instrument is a lot like driving a car during rush hour; a person's character has a way of coming through, even in wordless interactions.

 

So if there's one good reason to learn an instrument in a group setting it's this: making music with others helps to develop empathy.