Welcome to The Playful Learner!
I have this blog to collect important thoughts for parents and teachers like you who want to join me on this quest to help kids grow a LOVE for making music!
If we don’t know each other already, my name is Zach Tolan. I’m a father, a teacher, an inventor (of a patented music notation system), and a VERY enthusiastic learner! I’ve taught music for many years, and in that time I've specialized in growing young musicians "from seed," that is to say, being their first teacher.
(Yes, I grew this basil plant from seed!)
You see... we can't force nutrients directly into a plant's roots... but we can put fertilizer in the root's path to help them absorb what they can when they're ready.
We feed the soil to feed the plant.
At first, I don't know what kind of plant each seed in the garden will become. Many seeds start off kind of the same... but as each grows, the possibility for good fruit becomes clearer and more exciting!
Welcome to the garden!
Mr. Zach :)