Howard Gardner Presents Keynote at Music Moves Minds Conference
A kindred spirit to the mission and goals of Conservatory Lab, Dr. Howard Gardner, a noted developmental psychologist and author, spoke to a rapt audience primarily about his well-known and highly regarded Theory of Multiple Intelligences, of which music is one. A long-time key member of Project Zero at Harvard, he has done extensive research on human cognition with a special focus on the arts. In addition he spoke of his book Five Minds for the Future: the disciplined mind, the synthesizing mind, the creative mind, the respectful mind and the ethical mind. His words had compatibility and a resonance with the workshops and materials presented at the conference.
Dr. Gardner spoke of the importance that music has played in his life and the pleasure he has derived from playing the piano since a small child.