Music Education: The Movement Begins
Since spring of this year, I had finally came up with a title for my first album. I thought that Music Education would be the right title. Just because it best describes my love and passion for music as well as my experience of what I’ve studied in college and prior to that. Music is the soundtrack to many people’s lives. I think that music is a lifelong learning experience. You never stop learning until you stop living and breathing. I believe that musicians should study and be well rounded. It’s well understood that everybody has different opinions, preferences, and experiences. It’s well understood that we are in the digital age. And because of that, making music has become much more convenient and efficient today with the use of the latest hardware and software available. You don’t have to go through the long, hard process like before. It’s well understood that some musicians don’t like to practice because it can be so time consuming and boring. But what they should understand is that it takes time to develop your craft. The more you practice, the better you become. You begin to appreciate music as you progress and become more confident at what you do musically. That’s more important to me than making a quick dollar. All you need to do is just be yourself and share your music with others. Don’t expect any numbers until you have put forth the time and effort into getting yourself heard. That is what I call preparation because it shows that you have worked hard at honing your craft and building your audience. It’s like having a resumé or a portfolio. Preparation comes opportunity. If you work hard, the money will come. Music Education is more than just an album, it is a movement. I believe that music is what you make of it. It doesn’t mean anything if you don’t get anything out of it.