Yesterday i had the privilage of performing for some of Toronto's next generation at the TD Children's Literature tent, which was part of the "Word on the Street" festival that takes place every year in Toronto. I was filling in for author Kathy Stinson who was unavailable to read from her new childrens book "The Man with the Violin". The story is all about how Joshua Bell performed in the subway station in Washington DC and how so many people walked by without noticing, however every time a child would walk by and hear the violin, they would try and stop their parents and listen. Kids are attracted to music, and beauty, and have an incredible mind and heart to take in all kinds of emotion. It was a joy to read for these children and I encourage all you parents out there to continue to read to your kids and encourage them to do something musical in their lives because it is proven that music increases the cognitave processes in your brain. And you can always ask yourself, why not learn the one and only universal language?
thank you to CBC, TD, Kathy Stinson and Lindsay Michael for inviting me to be part of this project.
on tour. kickin it. playin.