The Importance of Music Education
"Why I Teach Music" Author Unknown:
This is why I teach music.....
Not because I expect you to major in music, not because I expect you to play or sing all your life, not so you can relax, not so you can have fun,
but so you will be human,
so you will recognize beauty,
so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world, so you will have something to cling to, so you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good
in short, more life
More Great Music Quotes
"...school music programs enhance intellectual development and enrich the academic environment for students of all ages..."
U.S. House of Representatives
"Congressional Resolution 45"
"More power to the poets, to the writers and singers of songs and to the players of music. They are our salvation."
Ralph J. Gleason
U.S. music critic
"I believe art is born, not of "I can," but of "I must!"
"Music is a strange thing. I would almost say it is a miracle. For it stands halfway between thought and phenomenon, between spirit and matter, a sort of nebulous mediator, like and unlike each of the things it mediates - spirit that requires manifestation in time, and matter that can do without space."
"Music is the sole art which evokes nostalgia for the future."
"All the disorders, all the wars which we see in the world, only occur because of the neglect to learn music.... Were all men to learn music, would not this be the means of agreeing together, and of seeing universal peace reign throughout the world?"
"As the music is, so are the people of the country."
"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
U.S. musician & composer
"Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"
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