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Why do YOU make music?

why should you teachIf you’re like me, you absolutely love music. It wakes you up in the morning. And it keeps your brain buzzing all day.

But why exactly is music so awesome? That is, why do you love it so much?

why do you make music

It seems everyone has their own, unique answer. And the reasons you give say a lot about you. Think about it for a minute.

If you understand why you like music, you’ll know how to stay motivated to play. Especially when the practice becomes hard or your schedule gets busy. Here are a few reasons people give:

To communicate

Music is, after all, the ultimate form of communication . It allows you to express thoughts and feelings that may not have words. Is this why you like music?

To know yourself

Making music is a lot like turning on a faucet. When you twist the knob, a lot of stuff can pour out. Some folks learn more from music lessons than they could from a psychiatrist. Is this why you like music?

To stimulate your mind

Music is a perfect blend of art and science . It flexes your analytical left brain and soothes your artistic right brain. Is this why you like music

To find love

When I was a kid, a friend of mine learned the guitar—simply to serenade cute girls. He saw the power of music and used it to his advantage. Is this why you like music?

To make friends

A lot of people do it. Nothing connects you with others more than a fun jam session . You can meet more cool friends when you know how to play. Is this why you like music?

Think about your own reasons for playing. And if you have any students, ask them why they like music. It’s good to know!

So really … why do you like music? Let’s talk in the comments.

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