At the First Music Education Conference in Shanghai!
Feeling so welcomed and honored to be here! The keynote was an overwhelming emotional high for me. So affirming of what I do and believe in music education.
Attended a research session this morning and learned a great deal and then visited Music China. It’s the NAMM show for China and about 10x as large. Massive buildings with more instruments and products than I could ever have imagined! Our time was spent in the Traditional Chinese Music hall. Just amazing! Such beautiful pieces of musical art and I bought an Ehru! Spent the day with researcher, Gabriella Musacchia from Stanford University – and a new instrument called her name out, too! Such fun, translating words, sharing laughs, and using the app itranslate to work the ATM. Or, rather, to put in the ATM card time after time and each time choose a different button to eventually get what we wanted. Hilarious!
By the way – the itranslate APP rocks and in workshop sessions it helped me get key words!
Show looks empty – NOT – inside are 1,000s of people – the buildings are so far a part that little vehicles move you around. Or not – for some reason Gabby and I were asked to exit the car. Still can’t figure that one out. Something was lost in translation, for sure!
How vendors demo their outdoor concert speakers! WHOA!
Mongolian Throat Singer. Incredible!
Love that Victor Wooten is mentioned in research for music education inShanghai