Why should students learn to play an instrument?
a. Personal development learned through the study of music
i. How your brain develops and how music helps with this
ii. Learning to stay with a task that cannot be mastered in one day or one week
iii. Developing a lifelong love for music and your instrument
iv. Working within a group
v. Your best friends may well end up those with whom you share music
b. Playing an instrument should be fun
i. Fran Kick’s “Good, Fun, Work” triangle
ii. Students should be their best every day, and should see each new day playing an instrument as a challenge
iii. Remember that “how you do anything is how you do everything” Remember, have fun with music! Music is life, life is music and music is the best!