There are five main stages of artistry:
1. Recognition (Hearing)
2. Appreciation (Liking)
3. Participation (Joining)
4. Creation (Making)
5. Dissemination (Sharing)
What step are you on? What step are your students on?
You can be on any step and not reach the next (He recognizes it as art but doesn’t like it; she participates in an ensemble but doesn’t create art.)
Our end goal must be to lead our students through all five stages, and then let Stage 5 inspire a new group of people to enter at Stage 1.