By Mindy Cabral, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, May 2013
People love listening to music, whether it’s rock, classical, jazz and blues, soundtracks, soul and R&B, or another style. Why do we love it so much? Maybe it’s because of how it makes us feel, and what it represents. How it can heal pain and touch the human soul. How it expresses feelings and sets the mood. “Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen. Or perhaps, how music adds an element of celebration, joy, and happiness to life.
Whatever the reason, music is alive in every culture around the world, and is considered the universal language. Music brings people together in ways we cannot explain. Though music can be composed and instruments invented, no one person created music. It is a naturally occurring gift we can enjoy in our own individual way.
Playing music gives people another perspective and experience with music. When you play music with others, you connect and communicate in a way that cannot be compared to any other language. This auditory art is especially valuable for people who have a hard time expressing themself, or who needs an outlet for their emotions.
Playing alone is a good way to explore the extremes of an instrument, test your own abilities, and practice specific musical techniques. The music we usually enjoy most is when a group of musicians play together. It’s fun, entertaining, and creates a unique sound. Why learn to play an instrument if you aren’t going to play with other people? If you play an instrument and don’t already play in a music group, consider joining a band or ensemble of any style. If you don’t play an instrument, you could join a group music class or take a semi –private lesson to learn with a friend.
Experience the joy of sharing music with others this summer! Contact the friendly staff at Little School of Music: located at 28306 Constellation Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, visit us online at: LittleSchoolofMusic.com, or call: 661-222-2239
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