music departments

There are tons of reasons why people choose the noble act of teaching music.  Some people like the act of sharing music.  Some people teach to sharpen their own skills. Some people do it to support their performance careers. Some people do it because they’re fed up!

Now you’re probably saying right now, “Fed up?”  Yes, that’s right, I wrote fed up! 🙂 My frustration led to building the online jazz community www.freejazzlessons.com.

Jazz Lessons Community

I was in a particularly sour mood one day after hearing about another round of budget cuts to music education programs in schools. Why was this happening again??  Every few years we have to fight the same battle.

It is EXTREMELY important for our society as whole that schools teach music.  It’s been shown time and time again the benefits that a music education has on learning, cognitive abilities, and overall contribution to society as whole.  Our souls craves music and music education!

As the great jazz pianist Bill Evans said music can “show a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise…a part of yourself you never knew existed.”  We all need this insight in today’s complex world! [···]

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