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Why Music Is Valuable

Music, and all the arts, awakens our brains and allows us to see things from a new perspective. It facilitates critical and creative thinking (without us noticing), and presents us with a glimpse into others' cultures and our own. It brings mathematical, linguistic, and scientific concepts to life and gives us a chance to experience the joy of learning – because we're having too much fun to realize that we are learning. Above that, though, music teaches us to be better humans – to recognize and respond to those around us, to empathize with difficult or thrilling situations, to practice self-control, self-awareness, and self-discipline, and to cooperate with others to create something bigger and better than any one person alone could ever accomplish. In other words, music is where it all comes together!

But how?