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Music Education Needs Its Fair Share MAG

By Anonymous

   Think about it: what would the world be like without orchestras andbands?

It certainly sounds like it in schools. When budget cuts have to bemade, music is always the first to go. When a musical achievement is made, it isthe last one to be noticed. Most people don't realize the affect music has. Forexample it helps develop discipline, perseverance, goal setting, self-esteem but most ofall, studies show that kids today who study music have a higher grade pointaverage than those who don't.

To me music is my way of expressing feelingsand emotions. It has taught me to work hard and not to give up something I reallywant to achieve or accomplish.

I continue to study the flute and willnever give it up because the number one rule of playing an instrument is "Nomatter how difficult it seems, the impossible just becomes possible."?

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i love this so much!

on Feb. 12 2011 at 11:00 am
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
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"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

you have forgotten many spaces. but it makes a point.

on Jun. 21 2010 at 6:26 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

I like the idea. Maybe, if you wanted to build on this article some more, you could research studies on how music can affect one's actions - eg. calming one down so he/she doesn't shoot up a school, or whatever. Also, a point you may want to bring up is music throughout the ages - it's always survived. I mean, we like it! It's lasted for thousands of years only for suit-wearing big heads to toss it down the drain? ;) This a great start. If you're going to add more to it, please let me know. I'd love to check it out once it gets up on Teenink. Potential? Check. :)