These are just some of the reasons why I believe music training and research are so important:
Music assists in recovery:
Music improves quality of life
Music requires teamwork, discipline, focus, energy, diligence. It provides the opportunity for self-expression, goal-setting and achievement, a sense of identity, and a reason for living.
Music makes thousands of people happy (all at once!) Don’t we want people to be happy?
Music provides light when life is dark (read more here)
We need to keep training musicians, not cut funds to music programmes! Music is powerful, and important to people all around the world. The value of music in the community is not to be underestimated!