Favourite Quotations and Ideologies

They Said It First!

Every man is an instrument and his life is a melody

Old Jewish saying

I think it’s beautiful to practice.  I love to practice

Claudio Arrau

the best form of communication… in it’s simplicity, music is a powerful tool

Nelson Mandela on Music

Music taught me how to practice and patience with creativity

Bill Clinton

There can be no life without art, and no art without life

Theodor Leschetizky

When you teach children to love and appreciate music, you are helping them lift themselves up to new places of the mind and the heart

Richard Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education

The direct link between arts education and academic achievement as documented by a growing body of research … Music training appears to develop the synaptic connections that are relevant to abstract thought

June Hinckley: President of the National Association (U.S.A.) for Music Education

Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way to the inmost soul and take strongest hold upon it, bringing with them an imparting grade if one is rightly trained

Plato

Three-way cooperation between teacher, pupil and parent

ABRSM

Music is a discipline; the rewards are great

Sir David Willcocks

Consistency makes a professional

Professor Yu Chun Yee

Music … fills (me) with the wonder of life and the ‘incredible marvel’ of being a human

Charles Ives

It is enriching and ennobling

Leonard Bernstein

Music makes the elderly healthier

Dr. Frederick Tims

An Ideal Worth Embracing

Mousike : Carl Orff’s interpretation of the word “music” which embraced all the arts (of the muse) so that speech and language, movement and dance are at one with singing and instrumental sounds.