Love is in the air! We’re built on celebrating the food of love!
In the wise musings of William Shakespeare, “If music be the food of love…” (he instructs us – then…) “play on.” Indeed, all faculty and students at Harris Academy of the Arts play on! With the approach of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air and our studio is filled with music! We celebrate music and love in a way that might please Mr. Shakespeare, were he here in Lincoln today.
We can all relate to the connection of music to feelings of love in our lives. Just think about how a particular song suddenly transports you back in time to a memory of love. We hear, and we remember. In fact, throughout history, many couples select a song to be known between each other to be “their” song. And, of course, we can’t even think of a time when music wasn’t an important element to the wedding day. That special day of union, all in the name of love. Piano, guitar, violin, voice – each are instruments used to convey feelings of love throughout history.
Imagine, also, how unnoticed music is at certain times. Our busy lives can relegate a song or piece of music to the subconscious only – as if a background soundtrack to our day-to-day living. Often, only years later do we have that “magical experience” – we hear that song and remember “that time.”
The Power of Music
You hear the power of music talked about in a number different of ways. While Shakespeare’s quote about music might be among the most famous, others have said things like: music is the language of love, or, music is a universal language. As music educators, you might guess we’re extra passionate about how our students progress toward music mastery with their lessons, but we also believe deeply in the power of music. We’re committed to sharing the best music education for your student, and helping to foster the magical way it connects all of us around the world in ways that transcend spoken language.
As a member of the Harris Academy Family, you’ve already taken an important step in contributing to, and participating in, music instruction. We hope music will serve as the soundtrack to your day-to-day living, and transport you to memories of love in the years ahead. Happy Valentine’s Day from Harris Academy of the Arts!