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Mr. Torvald (Character)
from Raise Your Voice (2004)

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Raise Your Voice (2004)
Terri Fletcher: [crying] There are much better singers here, Mr. Torvald.
Mr. Torvald: I'll be the judge of that.

Mr. Torvald: I will also split you up into four groups. Yes, I still count on my fingers. One for each part in the obnoxiously contrapuntal harmony at the end of the book. This is gonna drive you nuts, but when you nail it, it feels good.

Terri Fletcher: Have you ever lost anyone?
Mr. Torvald: Yeah.
Terri Fletcher: I just can't let this go.
Mr. Torvald: Well, you're an artist and artists feel things differently than regular people. Look at Patsy Cline or Billie Holiday. You can hear it in their voice. Or, Vincent van Gogh. Cut off his ear, but hey, he could paint.
Terri Fletcher: Vincent van Gogh killed himself.
Mr. Torvald: That's right. That's a bad example. Hey, I'm a music teacher not a shrink. What do you want? I guess... what I'm trying to say is, artists convey emotion. They make an audience feel what they're feeling. You know, that's what it's all about, right? You just have to find a way to take what's in here
[Points to his head]
Mr. Torvald: and put it in here
[points to his heart]

Mr. Torvald: People, grab a seat. My name is Mr. Torvold, you are my class, and we have three weeks to learn an incredibly complex choral piece. It ain't ever gonna happen, but let's give it the old college try, shall we?

Mr. Torvald: Well, let me introduce you to one interesting, fascinating lady. Maybe you'll be inspired. I know we were.
Paul Fletcher: [on the DVD] Terri's my sister and she's my favorite person in the whole world. She likes challenge, she thrives when she's pushed, and the people who can do that, they don't live in Flagstaff. Terri deserves a chance to learn from the best. She's already good, but she could be great. Let her in, you won't be disappointed.

Mr. Torvald: Okay, you take the top of the four.
Robin Childers: Awesome!
Mr. Torvald: I was talking to Terri.

[repeated line]
Mr. Torvald: Bing!