4 years ago
Monday, July 12, 2010
This Should Not Be Up For Debate, Part I
You don't need to be an aspiring music professional, or even particularly gifted in the musical arts, to appreciate music and benefit from a musical education.
Patience, persistence, and the art of practice - the music-making process emphasizes skills that are useful in all life paths.
Learning music isn't just akin to learning a language, art, skill, or culture: music education explicitly includes elements of all of these endeavors.
Making music is a perspective-expanding experience, and provides an introduction to new ways of thinking about, identifying connections within, and interacting with the world.
Music is capable of eliciting emotion in ways, and to extents, that are not achievable by other means.
If you have to ask... you'll never know.
LINK: "...the cost of education is far less than the cost of ignorance."