Yes,Music is the language of the soul” and as such it makes a tremendous appeal to personality. Without personality music can be neither acquired, i.e. apprehended, nor taught, i.e. transferred from one person to another. The music of the classroom should draw out the personality of both student and teacher. With the student, every new principle of music introduced should entice the inbred love for music until it becomes active and seeks to grasp new truth. Thus the soul will become energetic and demonstrate its ability to learn.
The degree with which the new lesson is assimilated is indicated by the emotions the class expresses. If suppressed joy is expressed, or if there is a desire on the part of students to take notes it is evident that the lesson is being accepted and appreciated. If class emotion exhibits a condition of strain, or if there is a desire to whisper to each other; if brows become clouded and there is a lack of unity in the questions asked, the teacher mav, know the lesson has failed to reach its desired goal. Such manifestation should cause the teacher to make a thorough examination until the weakness has been discovered and then seek to remedy the defect.