When I was in film school, I was learning more theory than practice.
I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
I am, by nature, a guitar player... I learned all of these other instruments around that, and around the theory that I built learning the guitar.
I think when you're learning an instrument, you are restricted because much of it is the noise of individual theory and your ability to play the instrument.
The overwhelming number of teachers ...are unable to name or describe a theory of learning that underlies what they do.
Experience by itself teaches nothing... Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence, without theory, there is no learning.
I have a theory in life that there is no learning. There is no learning curve. Everything is tabula rasa. Everybody has to discover things for themselves.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.