Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Performed by the Texas Girls’ Choir, Little Traverse Youth Choir, Native American Hoop Dancers, Wattana Wittaya Girls Academy Choir, Tucson Boys Chorus Ensemble. Directed by Heather Marvin and accompanied by my friend, Layne Trent. Our daughter became a member of the Texas Girls’ Choir at age eight and remained a choir girl for a wonderful 7 1/2 years.

Thank you to Ngobesing Romanus for asking me to be a guest author on Success Inspirer’s World. I sincerely appreciate his generosity. 

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In so many ways, peace has escaped our grasp three weeks ago, two weeks ago, last week, this week…today. As the news unfolded that night in Dallas, morning in Baton Rouge…we were at first distressed and saddened and shocked …just as we had seen in those other cities. Why? How? What can we do? Peace is illusive. The words to the song are hopeful, strong, so needed in our world…

“Let there be peace on Earth…

and let it begin with me”

 One person at a time, one step at a time, one child at a time. I truly believe in one way that can often reach the unreachable child…a small step in perhaps keeping that child from desperate choices later in life.

I’ve found that if children are given the opportunity, they will embrace MUSIC with every facet of their energy…with every facet of their imagination. Children can dance with joyous abandon and can sing with fears abandoned. MUSIC can be a child’s pathway to understanding the world and how to face this world with the ability to communicate positively. I’ve seen MUSIC change the life of a sad child so many, many times.

A quote from an unknown author…

Why Music?

I. Music is a Science.

II. Music is Mathematical

III. Music is a Foreign Language

IV. Music is History

V. Music is Physical Education

VI. Music Develops Insight and Demands Research

VII. Music is all these, but most of all…

Music is Art.

That is why we teach music. Not because we expect you to major in music. Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life. But so you will be human. So you will recognize beauty. So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world. So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good. In short…more life.

As I read the quote again, I am thinking about all of the children that I have taught. What do the children remember the most from school…particularly in Early Childhood. They remember the songs we sing, the way we sit or stand when we sing, the meaning of the words or phrases, the beautiful melodies.

The children remember being part of something more important than themselves. They are a part of a song…a part of MUSIC. The discipline that they learn through the melodies they learn, the inspirational lyrics that they learn, and the rhythms that they practice are not easily forgotten. MUSIC is truly something compelling to learn.

One person at a time, one step at a time, one child at a time. Just a thought…

“Let there be peace on Earth…

and let it begin with me”

 

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