Philosophy of Music Essay

1211 Words May 8th, 2012 5 Pages
Intro to Music Education
Philosophy of Music Education
My Philosophy of Music Education

Music is more than just notes on a page, pitches, and rhythms. Its more than just learning how to play an instrument or learning to sing well. Its an emotional learning experience, where not only are you physically involved, but you are emotionally involved to the point where your soul is touched. Music can express things in a way that words are inadequate of accomplishing. Music is a universal language of beauty. It brings people together, promises hope, peace and joy, and heals even the deepest of wounds. To me, music is something that speaks to me and impacts my life in very powerful ways and I want to pass that passion and love for music along
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A teacher must know the fine line for pushing students to gain mastery of their craft, but not losing the encouraging aspect and straying from stressing the real, deeper meaning of music. Teachers should teach for the students and not for themselves, making them and their knowledge in the specific area of study, a resource for their students to grow and learn. I truly believe that music is the expressing of one's soul. Music has helped me through some of the toughest times in my life, and I cannot imagine what I would be without it. Music is an encourager, a spiritual healer and a way to reach people who don't connect with other forms of communication. Music touches people in ways words and pictures cannot. I believe that music can impact someone's life in a very positive way. Music can have a life-changing effect on a person's life and that in itself is such a powerful thing. Music has changed my life completely and if I did not have music in it, I'm not sure I would be the same person I am today. I believe that music can have an incredible impact on a students life, even if they are not interested in pursuing it as a career one day. Music creates well-rounded individuals by introducing them to different cultures, different styles of music and learning about what it took and how this music was made. Music is a very unique learning experience that allows those involved to learn

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