Music is a Gift

Music is not manmade. Man neither ordered the vast universe to resonate with frequency, nor taught little birds to chirp orderly songs. Rather, music is divine. Every musician is a member of the universe’s inherent song. On our instruments, we communicate feeling, emotion, and truth to the world. If music is truly heavenly, why do we act as if we created our own talent and inspired our own creativity? If music is a high and blessed calling, why do we reduce it to a means of approval and acceptance? If music is about sharing with others, why do we hoard it for our own selfishness?



     There were few things I disliked more than classical singing (except maybe practicing the piano, but more on that later). My mom didn't seem to understand that it was totally not fun for a 14 year old girl to take classical voice lessons, to perform classical music and sing on classical voice recitals