January Topic: Why Music Matters

Happy New Year, all!

I’m always excited about the psychological fresh start a turn of the calendar brings, and 2018 is no exception. I’ve got big professional and personal goals for the year and am feeling energized to Get Stuff Done.

I’m using this blog post to introduce a new series. Each month, I’ll pick a theme or a subject to blog about, share resources and articles relating to that topic, and ask you to weigh in on your thoughts.

January is a good time to think about what’s important to you, and where you want to take it. So my question to you this month is: Why does music matter? What does it mean to you? How do you see the importance of music in your day to day life?

On Fridays, I’ll ask you to share your photo, post, or video online with the hashtag #whyimakemusic and link back to me so I know where to find it.

For me, music is communication. Sometimes I’m socially awkward, or feel shy around new people. When I play, I have a tool I can use that breaks down those barriers, gives me a construct for conversation, and helps me express myself to others. When I teach music, I feel like I am helping my students unlock their inner creativity and utilize those same tools to make their world a better and more open place. Music can change lives, music can change history.

I can’t wait to see why music matters to you.

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