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Why Make Music Day is Important. (Letter from Board President Ramona Grotte)

April 22, 2018

In today’s world, we are bombarded by bad news, stressful jobs, hard financial times and so many things that can steal our joy. That is why it is so important to come together with our friends, families, neighbors, communities and make something happen that will inject us with more of what’s truly important in life. Making music and teaching music and learning music is the easiest way to come together and let go of all that brings strife, pain, division and negativity.

In today’s world, our children are plunged into the school system which focuses on education, sports, college, and finally a career but all too often eliminates the arts. More and more kids are unable to learn about music, how to play instruments, read music, write new music, and learn the treasured classics we all love.

This is why Make Music Day is so important. It’s one day a year that we celebrate that wonderful art that transcends race, religion, politics, and war. Music unites people in a way that no other thing does or even can. Music helps our brains, stimulates natural serotonin, triggers our gray cells in a truly unique way. The benefits of music have been scientifically documented but we really don’t need to dwell on the science when we have all gotten the chills from an inspiring song. We have all had that song that sends us back to our most treasured memories-enables us to relive the most important times in our lives.

It is for these reasons and many more that we need to celebrate music. Help to bring those that play music, teach music, are learning to play music and those that simply love to listen to it all together on one day. A free, all ages, inclusive, and participatory day of music.

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Sincerely,

Ramona Grotte

Make Music Seattle Board President