The quality of being loyal to someone or something; a strong feeling of support or allegiance.
This month we are talking about Loyalty. Loyalty is as much a feeling as it is an action.
Being loyal is building trust with something or someone with positive experiences over time. When you continuously receive something positive like love and care from friends and family members or a community, and a sense of achievement from teams and clubs you develop loyalty towards it.
When you keep coming back to something because you believe in it and support it, and you feel familiar and comfortable with it, that’s you being loyal. Ask yourself what activities you enjoy the most that you keep coming back to.
What friends or family members do you most look forward to spending time with? Ask yourself why that is and if you feel loyalty toward them.
Loyalty in Music Lessons
Music teachers are loyal to their students just like music students are loyal to their own learning. One example of this is as the music gets more challenging and the students have to work harder, the teacher doesn’t give up on them.
Together they work through those challenges and as a result, the student moves forward and becomes loyal to their teacher because they helped them.
Loyalty builds long-lasting more meaningful relationships and it helps develop a sense of belonging. You can show your appreciation through loyalty and get more joy out of what you share with others.
This month think about what you can do to show your appreciation for those you’re loyal to. Share and show your teacher in you next lesson!
The Little School of Music Leadership Program introduces monthly principles to enhance the life lessons, leadership skills, and character development experienced in music education. This is at the core of our program as we use music and learning to play an instrument as the tool. Each month a short introductory video on the monthly leadership principle will be shared with parents, students, and teachers to watch at home. We encourage students to extend what they learn to other parts of their life including at school, at home, and especially among their peers.