Today’s class was a lesson on the importance and value of asking questions.
Unlike most classes, our students were not told anything about the job of our guest when today’s class host, Omayra Corporan, introduced him to her classmates to start the class. ” I can only tell you our guest’s name is Francisco and he was born in Venezuela.”
The students were then instructed to ask any question to Francisco to figure out his job.
However, the only answer Francisco was allowed to give was “yes” or “no“.
After 20 minutes of probing, insightful, fearless, rapid fire questions, Omayra Corporan was first to proclaim what many student were ready to say – Francisco’s job is a MUSIC CONDUCTOR!!
Our guest today, Francisco Noya, is the Music Director and Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic as well as a professor at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and the Music Director & Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony.
The lesson I hoped to reinforce was your ‘questions are more important than answers’!