We parents care deeply about giving our children the best chances possible. But we share similar fears: What if they get in with the wrong crowd? What if they are not as resilient as we wish? What if they lose their confidence and their way?
As long as our kids are self empowered, find their purpose, voice and happiness, we have done our jobs as parents.
In the future, when artificial intelligence and robots eliminate many current jobs, what skills are ones machines cannot replace?
I believe it’s creativity combined with curiosity and passion that make us undeniably human. It’s the unexpected spark of joy that comes when combining disparate unrelated ideas to make something new and familiar at the same time that helps solve a problem.
Learning to make music activates creativity, curiosity and passion. It also teaches skills that directly transform the lives of our children. The skills of focus, practice, listening, harmonization, perseverance, public performance and so many more all are activated by music. Music lessons are an excellent path for personal development.
Here's a manifesto for our new world.
We Believe in Music
We are resonance souls,
all made of sound
Each a string on a splendid harp
Echoing one great song
We find our voice
A song which we alone were born to sing
To warm hearts and light the path
Of all our true selves
- A manifesto for parents, teachers and Musicolor teachers everywhere.