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.
Everyone has Responsibilities
Everyone has responsibilities they have to get done. For example, at my house, I’m responsible for keeping my room clean, feeding my cat, Mango, and cleaning the bathroom (even when it’s kinda gross). When I’m in school, some of my responsibilities are: coming to class on time, paying attention to my teacher and asking questions, and always doing my homework.
I also have a couple responsibilities in my music classes. I have to make sure I attend my music lessons regularly, always have my materials and instruments for class, and practice the assignments my teachers give me.
Responsibility is Important
These are just a few different examples of some responsibilities you may have. The aren’t always fun to do (like cleaning the bathroom), but they are really important to. Imagine if you never cleaned your room, or you never did your homework, or you never practiced your instrument. What would happen? What might happen is we wouldn’t get very far learning the things we need to know or even be able to find our stuff in our messy messy room.
Being Responsible Effects Everyone
Being responsible effects all the people around us. Imagine if your brother, that you shared a room with, had really stinky socks, and instead of putting them in the laundry, he just put them on the floor. That would stink! (Pun intended!) What if you had dirty dishes, and no one did any dishes for a whole month, and then there was a plate of moldy food on your kitchen counter? That would also stink. What if you didn’t take a bath or a shower for a full week? Then YOU would stink!
Wouldn’t we all be more comfortable and get along better if we took care of our responsibilities? It might be hard at first, but once you make it a habit you won’t even think twice about it.
This week make sure you talk to your teachers about how you can be more responsible at home, at school, and in your music lessons. See you next month!
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