It was in the 8th grade when it first started. I was going through rough times with family and friends. Before I came to know Christ, I believed I was alone and the only thing that accompanied me was music. I never really acknowledged music until then. Rock music was my choice of preference.
Music is my Passion (8x12)| J.W. Pepper Sheet Music
I think your whole series is wonderful! It really brings humanity to the music. For them, the music was a bridge across the centuries to a shared experience with young people during the Renaissance. Well done!
Why did I make the decision to incorporate music into our program? Why do I feel music is one of the best ways for children to express themselves? Seeing children playing instruments in our program, using their iPods to look up songs to dance to, and hearing them sing and hum while they are playing, I thought introducing my guitar might further their interest in music and support creative expression and self-regulation.
Music gave me the courage to go after my dream…. Two years ago, I was lucky enough to attend a summer high school musical institute. Attending the institute was my first opportunity to experience collegiate-level studies in music and explore my options in music as a career. Unfortunately, when I returned home to Dallas, my newfound excitement was challenged; when I told my grandparents that I wanted to pursue a career in music, they were less than thrilled.