Inspiring and Interesting Quotes about Music

July 16, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Benefits of Music, Choosing & Using Music, Music Education | 1 Comment
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People have recognized the many benefits of music since the dawn of recorded history.  I have scoured the Internet to find the most meaningful and inspiring quotes about music.  These come from a wide variety of ancient and modern sources; sayings from both musicians and non-musicians.  I hope that you will find these inspiring whether you play music or just enjoy grooving to it.  Leave comments if there are other quotes or tell us your favorites. Continue Reading Inspiring and Interesting Quotes about Music…

Why Music is Important to Us All!!

July 10, 2008 at 7:16 am | Posted in Benefits of Music, Music Education | Leave a comment

Music is inherent in the very nature of humas.  The tiny infant will often respond to a rhythmic sound, beginning to hum even before speaking.  Rhythm and music abound in nature all around us – the rhythmic drumming of the surf, the measured meter of rain, the winds, the melodic tunes of song birds.   Music is in us, as well.   It’s an ability inherent in every child, simply awaiting development.    Unfortunately some children may never know the joys of creating  their own music, exploring their innate abilities, or discovering the joys of this self expression.  For most children, that opportunity comes but once.  To be denied that opportunity is to forfeit this natural means of self expression. Continue Reading Why Music is Important to Us All!!…

Eight ways to use music for teaching and learning

July 10, 2008 at 5:40 am | Posted in Benefits of Music, Choosing & Using Music, Music Education | Leave a comment

Not only is it fun and rewarding to learn and teach music; it is also amazing to use music in teaching.  I have used music videos in my Sociology classes for years.  Listening to music also helps us learn other subjects.  Enjoy these easy steps and leave some comments. Continue Reading Eight ways to use music for teaching and learning…

Benefits of Music Education – At Any Age!!

July 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Benefits of Music, Choosing & Using Music, Music Education, Music Therapy | 1 Comment
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There is a wonderful African expression that says “If you can talk, you can dance… If you can walk, you can dance!!” I have played music for most of my life – mainly as a self-taught lover of great songs.  Anyhow, it is possible for anyone to learn some form of musical expression – which includes dancing, whistling, humming and almost anything else that lets out the music in your head and heart.  This short list describes the benefits of formal education – particularly as it applies to children Continue Reading Benefits of Music Education – At Any Age!!…

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