Does a Musician’s Physical Movements and Gestures Affect How Musical We Think They Are?

Do a Musician’s Physical Movements and Gestures Affect How Musical We Think They Are?

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes I can’t remember if I’ve told this story here before or not, but the first time I played for Dr. Suzuki, he remarked that when his eyes were closed, I sounded great. But that when he opened his eyes, I sounded...not so great. Indeed, although I hear I was a pretty rambunctious and chatty little kid, apparently, that part of me disappeared and turned into that guy from Ferris Bueller when I had a violin in my hands.  Of course,…