Why Music?

We are truly fortunate to have an administration that fully supports the arts.  However, this is not a blanket case in our world.  Music programs are systematically being underfunded, or cut completely.  To find out more about how you can help, please click this link to go to the National Association for Music Education's advocacy page for more information.

If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare, from "The Twelfth Night"

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for all patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning" - Plato

"And I still believe in the sound, that has the power to raise a temple and tear it down." - "I Still Believe" by Frank Turner

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. - Elton John

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ― Bono

I don't make music for eyes.  I make music for ears. - Adele

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

- Kurt Cobain

Thou shalt not allow anything to deter you in your quest for ALL!

- Descendents

Rock & roll is not an instrument, rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. It's been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life. That is rock & roll, and that is us.

- Ice Cube's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Speech

It used to make me so fed up. People always asking me what are you now that you've grown up.  Exactly what I want to be!  And I finally found a home.
- Huey Lewis & The News "I Finally Found A Home" from Sports (1983)

To enjoy my music, you need depth, and emotionality - 

Joni Mitchell