The passion of Blue Jays fans has reached a fever pitch as the regular season nears a close and the playoffs are now just days away. The letters T-B-C-T mark the local rallying cry – Toronto BlueJays Come Together. The slogan ComeTogether has become very popular as the team has been battling down the final stretch run in their 2015 American League East Division pennant race.
But the four letters TBCT are significant for another amazing Toronto success story. When you switch the middle two letters, you get TCBT – which is an acronym for what might be one of the greatest systems for teaching music ever to be introduced. Like the baseball team, it has enjoyed a very rapid rise to prominence. TCBT, or Talent CAN Be Taught, boasts a very successful team of students whose performing skills have developed extraordinarily fast. And, just as some Blue Jays players have made spectacular contributions in this very special season, some of these music students are now leading the way to creating a better legacy for all music students as participants in a unique teacher apprenticeship program.
While General Manager Alex Anthopoulous is the architect of Toronto’s exciting baseball team, Stephen Riches, author of Talent CAN Be Taught: The Book on Creating Music Ability is the founder of the musical success story. And, the music skills of the young team performing in the studio, is equally as impressive as the statistics of the players on the baseball diamond.
Consider for a moment that the first seven students of the Talent CAN Be Taught training system have evolved from a novice level in 2011 to the brink of a professional standard of performance today, which is a truly remarkable achievement.
With the baseball team, the careful assembling of players with important key skills has led to a synergy of production that is almost unprecedented in baseball history. Likewise with the students, it is the development to a very high level of two critical music skills that has been the nitro and glycerine leading to the dynamic explosion of motivation that has marked their unusually rapid growth.
In just four years, students of the TCBT system have developed very highly trained musical ears as well as strong reading skills, which are the equivalent of the tools of both speed and power for the baseball player. And so, these two important skills involving the ears and eyes have become their biggest assets, allowing them to learn both quickly and easily and perform with confidence and style. And, as Stephen notes, these music skills can be actually be taught to any student. It’s really just a decision, because musical greatness is something that is grown, not inherited. To learn more about this exciting musical success story, or to embark on your own personal quest for music ability go to www.TalentCanBeTaught.com