Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#535873 - 11/07/01 06:04 PM Family of 5 at Julliard
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
Did anyone see 20-20 last week? Actually, it might have been "20-20 2" if there is such a thing: I never watch it but just happened to stumble upon it partly because I was on vacation. Anyhoo...

The last feature was about a Utah family of 5 children, all of whom were accepted at Julliard. The 2 eldest daughters are a duo, I believe the remaining 3 children are boys. It is remarkable really. 1) The mother, who majored in music, taught them all. 2) They are Mormons, hence no TV. 3) The children have been home-schooled. These 3 points must have been a considerable influence on the level of success that has been reached. But, can you imagine--all 5 of your children getting accepted to Julliard! Amazing.

It seems to me that the absence of TV played a large role in their story. I am reminded that we didn't have TV in our house until I was 6 years old and I am very greatful for this.
_________________________
"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#535874 - 11/07/01 07:55 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
wghornsby Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
I seem to recall someone posting an article about that family on the "old" Piano Forum awhile back. Maybe someone can recall the link, it was very interesting.
_________________________
wgh

Top
#535875 - 11/07/01 10:49 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Bill G. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/12/01
Posts: 171
Loc: New York
Bernard,

I can think of a fourth factor, TALENT

[ November 08, 2001: Message edited by: Bill G. ]

Top
#535876 - 11/08/01 01:56 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Angstschneeman Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 8
Loc: Erie, PA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
They are Mormons, hence no TV.[/b]


You think that Mormons don't have TV's? People have a lot of strange misconceptions about Mormons but this is a new one. That is not at all true. I grew up a Mormon and don't remember a time when we didn't have TV.

Top
#535877 - 11/08/01 05:26 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
Angstschneeman,

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was repeating what was said on the program which implied that strict Mormons don't watch TV.

Bill G., yes, of course.
_________________________
"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

Top
#535878 - 11/09/01 09:12 AM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Samejame Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 808
Loc: NL, Canada
HMMM....

I wonder if these children had, or were given, any other choice. Seems to me they may have been destined for this, whether they wanted to or not. TV or not, it may have been a matter of the parents resolve, deciding from day one - "Were gonna raise musicians!" A local young piano phenom from my home town, now studying music in university, is the son of two music teachers. The mother played music to the child using headphones while he was still in the womb. Sometimes our destiny is found by us, and sometimes it's set for us.

I did not seen the program, but I recall the post from the old forum WG mentioned, which as I recall was linked to a news or magazine article about the family. Don't they have like a gazillion Steinway grands in their home?

Jamie
_________________________
"A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" Oscar Wilde.

Top
#535879 - 11/09/01 09:28 AM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Bill G. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/12/01
Posts: 171
Loc: New York
The 60 minutes segment looked like an advertisment for Steinway, there was one in almost every shot. It was really interesting when the reporter spoke to the Piano Dept. Chairperson about the future of these amazingly talented siblings. She suggested that they may be to "nice" to pursue professional careers as concert artists. They came across as well adjusted, fun loving kids.

[ November 09, 2001: Message edited by: Bill G. ]

Top
#535880 - 11/10/01 12:52 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Nina Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I can only imagine the culture shock that these 5 will encounter (are encountering?) moving from what sounds like a highly sheltered environment to Julliard! What an education, musical and otherwise...

Nina

Top
#535881 - 11/11/01 01:44 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
ChemicalGrl Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/03/01
Posts: 643
Loc: Durham, North Carolina
Hopefully their adjustment will be without as many bumps as that of the Real World New Orleans' Julie. (But then, hopefully they won't be as air-headed as Julie either.)

\:D sorry, couldn't resist a bit of RW bashing here ...
_________________________
Regards,
Lyn F.

Top
#535882 - 11/13/01 02:29 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
kenny Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 7051
I bought a TV Sept 11 2001. I find it very difficult to adjust to having it in my home. I had no TV for the last 10 years or so. NPR and newspapers are a better source for news.

Already I am less social and practice piano less. Too much tendency to live *vicariously* as you sit on the couch eating potato chips.

And, Oh what a life it offers you. So much wonderful excitement, travel, drama, romance, music, intellectual discourse. It almost satisfies my real need for these things, till I turn the box off.

I am considering giving it away.

Top
#535883 - 11/13/01 02:34 PM Re: Family of 5 at Julliard
Bill G. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/12/01
Posts: 171
Loc: New York
Kenny,

Good idea, then you'll have more time to spend on the computer, exchanging thoughts with dimwits like me

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Fingering for "Wind (Naruto)" excerpt
by longyodel127
09/17/14 05:28 PM
A tune I wrote last night
by Arizona Sage
09/17/14 05:20 PM
Refusing "Every Other" week lesson
by ezpiano.org
09/17/14 05:09 PM
Undecided in an upgrade - Kawai MP7 vs CE220
by Giancarlo Robles
09/17/14 04:32 PM
Kawai Console
by landorrano
09/17/14 03:48 PM
Who's Online
155 registered (accordeur, ajames, 88 Fingers Jeff, acortot, AEMontoya, 3times2, 41 invisible), 1395 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76233 Members
42 Forums
157587 Topics
2314731 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission