Why Music?

kidWe’ve all heard that music is a universal language, and even if it sounds cliché, in many ways it is true. Music is everywhere, both within us and around us, and it serves many roles. It’s used by all people and affects them in countless ways. At the gym, in the car, in a movie, at celebrations and funerals, music adds another dimension to an experience. It intensifies emotions: it boosts energy at the gym, adds suspense to a movie scene, and accentuates feelings of joy and sadness at weddings and funerals.

Everywhere in the world, music is a part of daily life. If music is such a fundamental part of daily life, around the world, for all people, why then would it be considered “extra”-curricular?  Continue reading