Music Speech Essay

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Music Speech

Do you sing at the top of our lungs daily in your car on the way to school, in the shower,
or while cleaning your house? Music is a way of life. It is a worldwide language that we
can all share in and enjoy. Music is my passion. I've been actively involved in choirs,
musicals, private lessons, and other musical performances for almost all my life. I don't
think most people realize how important music is to education, work skills, and
communication.

The fundamentals of learning are instilled into a child at a very young age. Research has
shown that involvement in music programs improves a child's early cognitive development
and basic math and reading abilities. There are schools attempting to eliminate teaching
musical arts to our children. The board of education claims they must provide education by
concentrating on the basic academic courses, but what they don't realize is that music is
a major part of basic education. Music as a separate and thorough curriculum can have
dramatic positive changes in the learning process of young people. They call it "musical
math," in which the teacher incorporates rhythm with counting and gaining a grasp on the
fundamentals of math. With the rhythm, they are able to learn basic elements of math like
fraction and multiplication. American children are lagging behind in their math and
science abilities as compared to their foreign counterparts and music could be just the
catalyst we need to catch up.

Successful music students tend to possess the qualities and skills that are generally
considered essential to employers in business, education and service organizations.
Learning music takes extreme self-discipline and creativity. It has been shown to raise
self-esteem and make society more confident in their abilities. It is an easy outlet to
release frustrations to get rid of the burden on your shoulders. It uplifts and motivates
the spirit and gives people a more positive outlook on life and situations. It is
important to cut down on stress in our daily lives and any way that we can do that is
beneficial to our health in some way or another. Musical groups such as choir, orchestra
or band help bring people together as well as improving communication skills, group work,
and forming peer groups. Music creates a higher standard of performance of people. Normal
people settle for the standard 90%, but in a musical setting, a performance of only 90%
would be very disappointing to the performer and the audience.

The entire world seems to be able to communicate with music and seems to understand it
enough to share their own musical interpretation. I went to seven countries in Europe a
few years ago. I was involved with an Ambassador's Choir of Oklahoma. We traveled to
different churches, parks, and meeting facilities to sing to people from across the world.
Our concert halls were always filled to capacity. The natives of the countries we visited
always smiled, swayed, and some even danced to our music. You could see the enjoyment on
their faces at every performance. Although, they may not have been able to understand
exactly what we were saying all the time, they understood the musical feeling that
radiated from the choir. Music is a language of it's own and depending on how we speak it,
it too can accomplish a multitude of results.
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