What do learning language & music have in common? An Interview with Fiel Sahir

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Meet Fiel Sahir: a classical guitarist who speaks multiple languages. He’ll show you how much overlap there actually is between learning a language and playing an instrument!

When doing something entirely different, the process can be daunting… What I loved about Fiel’s talk at the 2016 Polyglot Gathering in Berlin was that he brought the process of language learning & his musical training together.

This way, musicians can realize how much overlap there is between a process they’re already familiar with (music) and one which might be new to them (language). The same goes for language learners (if you’re like me and a little musicphobic, this helped!).

Fiel in a Nutshell

After meeting Fiel in 2016, I think it’s time I share him, his knowledge and contagious smile with you too! A couple bullet points about Fiel, for my skimmers:

  • classical guitarist
  • language learner
  • founder of between3worlds.com
  • leader of the Love Out Loud movement
  • Indonesian-American
  • lives in Germany

Watch our interview below:

xx, Irina

P.S. It just so happens that today is Fiel’s birthday so please join me in wishing him a very, very happy birthday in the comments below!!! YAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIEL!!!

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Hi! I’m Irina.

I’m a multibelonger to Finland, Canada and Romania, without ONE language or culture to call my own – I have several. My intention is to be present where I am and find inner peace and harmony where ever life takes me. I’m embracing the gems of the ongoing cultural and linguistic transition which is my life and hope to inspire others interested in doing the same. Click here to find out more!