Lowell Mason, often called the father of music education believed that music contributed to the well-being of the individual: “It united that person with God and created better homes, and better citizens, and happier human beings.” In other words, music helps society in that people are more loving, happy, and law abiding. Why would this be? Is it a coincidence that our society is having such a hard time with crime, broken families, and depressed souls? I think most people could agree that music these days is not appreciated as it was before.

I aim to teach my students not just how to sing, but the value of music and how it can change their lives and the lives of others. Music is much more than a group of pitches and rhythms put together to form something pleasing to our ears. Music is the study of science, a record of human history, an international language, and therapy to the human soul.

 

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

-PLATO