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Why study classical music, the piano in particular? What does Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms or Chopin have to say or contribute to the young minds, hearts and soul of today’s youth and can it compete with the popular music of the day.
My answer is “yes” and this is my mission as a music teacher. Plato taught that in order to take the spiritual temperature of an individual or society one must “mark the music.” I studied the piano from the age of 5 but rock n’ roll was the music that I wanted to be involved with and for a while it consumed me and my generation.
However, something funny happened as I studied music more deeply, I found myself consistently returning to the classics. The further I reached into the study of music the closer I found myself abandoning my love of “pop” music and reveling in the delights and profound beauty of classical music. (Popular music comes and goes, quickly, who was the biggest popular music star of the 1930’s? Hint, his one song plays every Christmas and without that song nobody would remember or know him today.)
But, 220 years later most educated people know who or have heard of Beethoven or Mozart. Their music and genius touched the heavens and that’s why it has lasted and lasted to build character in people of all ages, especially the young. This is why it is so important to continue the tradition of this timeless music, especially through the piano.
Few who study the piano or any instrument become concert artists but the benefits to the average student are life-long whether or not the student continues to play. The daily concentration required strengthens self-discipline and memory; the effort to gain a technique develops coordination; the pitch and rhythm training, the growth of the intellect and esthetic feeling engenders an inner satisfaction invaluable to all facts of a student’s life.
“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony
find their way into the inward places of the soul”