In order to create the tagline for Eden-smith Music (Paradise of Music Mastery!), I researched the meanings associated with and the history of the names/words "Eden" and "Smith". Eden is associated with paradise, a perfect place. The word "perfect" has its origins in Latin and actually means complete, as in no parts missing, not free from error as we often use it today. Eden-Smith Music is not a place free of error, nor should it be. Eden-Smith Music is a place of learning so it should be a place where errors are welcome and can be made in safety and security.
"Smith" comes from blacksmith, a learned group of people who were and are masters of their trade. Because mastery is a process skill, not just a product, mastery is possible at all levels of musical development and along the musical journey. Once one level is achieved, or mastered, there is always another level above to work towards. This fact is true, both for my students and for me, Sharon Eden-Smith.
The tagline, "Paradise of Music Mastery!", is a constant reminder that I am on the same musical journey of mastery with my students. I, too, must strive toward completeness on that journey. That is why Eden-Smith Music is "Paradise of Music Mastery!"
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