Music as a medium to build team work


They weren’t… It wasn’t… They said it is because they couldn’t… The members of the girls’ guitar ensemble were battling with their new piece of music. I wanted to describe the nuances of ensemble playing and team work to them. I said: “Play from your heart, but strive to sync it in time to your neighbour’s”. A few minutes later, after much giggling and many erroneous notes, determination replaced dispair, and gravitas graced the room. The result: the epitomy of harmony.

The experience with the girls’ guitar ensemble reminded me that we all have a part to play in our place of work, society, and in the girl’s case, in the guitar ensemble. I was reminded of how when we do, comradery, consideration and an all-round awareness of others is realised.





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