104: Music Lessons

104: Music Lessons

Jun 5, 1998
What's frustrating about music lessons, what's miraculous about them, and what they actually teach us. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, with help from KQED-FM, during the 1998 Public Radio Conference in San Francisco.
  • A case study of how children are asked to live the unlived lives of their parents. Author David Sedaris had a father who loved jazz but played no instrument himself. Instead, he dreamt that his children would learn to play and form a little jazz combo. He sent David to take guitar lessons. David, however, had dreams of his own. David's most recent book is Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. (15 minutes)ChildhoodFathersFunnyLive PerformanceMusic

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