Learning the art of music is a beautiful thing. Classroom settings often have inspirational quotes to help young and older musicians keep going and keep finding the will to practice their craft.
Sometimes the motivation and the passion are there, but other times it's hard to really feel the magic behind the educational process.
Experts say that music therapy can help people of all ages and health conditions, regardless of whether they have a musical background or an ear for it.
"There is no other stimulus on Earth that engages the brain as globally as music does," says Brian Harris, a board-certified music therapist.
Whether you're a student or teacher, quotes like the ones below are great to have in your arsenal to read, hang in art form around you, recite to yourself in affirmations, and much more. Feel free to share this page of quotes if they speak to you!
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"Music should be the mandatory second language of all schools in the world." - Paul Carve
"With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life." - Zoltan Kodaly
Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things." - Martin Luther
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music." - Albert Einstein
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo
"Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul." - Jim Henson
"I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent, and this is what I have devoted my life to." - Luciano Pavarotti
"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
"Education isn't just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul." - Julie Garwood
"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils." - William Shakespeare
"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." - Kahlil Gibran
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"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." - Plato
"Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human." - Jewel
"How beautiful would it be if our schools and our education program showed how music is a combination of many different cultures, and cultures are an expression of many kinds of music? There’s a lot for our students, not only from a musical perspective, but also from a global perspective and in showing them how they fit in as part of a bigger world." - Dr. Miguel Cardona
"If you would know if a people are well governed, and if its laws are good or bad, examine the music it practices." - Confucius
"Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education." - Yo-Yo Ma
"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly, music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." - Plato
"This country has made a huge mistake in cutting music and art out of school budgets. And it’s something we have to address because the future economy is dependent upon a creative generation." - Mike Huckabee
"Research shows that at least some musical education has a positive impact on the social and cognitive development of children. And these effects are long-lasting – better hearing, better motor skills, improved memory, and better verbal and literacy skills." - Alan Harvey
"Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it." - Aristotle
"Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. The possibilities are endless when you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few; it should be a part of every child's world of possibility." - Hillary Clinton
"The teamwork involved in a musical performance is a good example of how all teamwork should work in an organization, on a project, in a family." - Melissa Lutz
"Early Music training seems to shape the young brain, strengthening the neural connections and perhaps establishing new ones." - Dr. Frances Rauscher
"Art and music education help children develop abstract thinking that helps them in the business world." - Alan Greenspan
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