Music Teacher Quotes To Motivate Students AND Teachers Saturday March 4 2023, 10:45 PM
Yona Marie
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Music Teacher Quotes To Motivate Students AND Teachers

Music Teacher Quotes

Being a music teacher is something like being a superhero who is saving the creative minds of our youth in today's world. 

Powerful motivational quotes for you and the students you teach can be a tool you use as a superhero to save those who learn under you daily. 

You might be looking for quotes to put in a classroom setting, looking for something to put on a t-shirt.

Or you're looking for quotes that you'd like to keep to yourself to motivate you on days when you don't feel like being such a hero; these quotes can help!

These work exceptionally well if you're a performer of any age looking for some uplifting energy. Feel free to share this page of quotes if they speak to you.

Quotes For Teacher Motivation

"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

"Why do we teach music? Not because we expect you to major in music. Not because we expect you to play and sing all your life. Not so you can relax. But so you will be human. So you will recognize beauty. So you will be sensitive..."

"...So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, compassion, gentleness, more good, in short, more life. Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? That is why we teach music." Unknown

"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


"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

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"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. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. 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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Quotes For Young Music Students

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley


"There is no place for fear and music in the same room."Dr. Cynthia Johnston-Turner

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen

"Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens." - Maria Augusta von Trapp

"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." - Pablo Casals

"When you play, never mind who listens to you." - Robert Schumann

"Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize." - Napoléon Bonaparte

Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things." Martin Luther

"Music is the language of the heart, the language of the soul, the language of nature and the language of the universe." - Debasish Mridha


"Music can change the world." - Ludwig van Beethoven

"Those who wish to sing always find a song." - Unknown

"Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life." - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Quotes For Older Music Students

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews 

"Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." - Elton John

"Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies." -  Edward Bulwer Lytton

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland

"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


"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

"Music is the strongest form of magic." - Marilyn Manson

"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

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