In the words of the recently-departed, Sir Roger Moore, beloved actor who played Agent 007 – James Bond, “Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”
Through our outreach programs, Music Doing Good often sees how a child’s involvement in music programs and/or learning to play music can literally change the family dynamic. Many of the children with whom we work are first generation Americans. The parents often do not speak English. Their children are educating them in all kinds of ways – from social norms to language. They are often a conduit to how and what the parents learn, which greatly impacts the family. Please click here to see some of our students discuss how music and Music Doing Good in Schools has impacted their families.
It is often said that music is the universal language. It uplifts the spirit, connects us to others, teaches us important life skills and evokes a sense of accomplishment. By instilling these virtues in them early, it enables children to understand the importance of sharing these qualities with others.
“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure,” said Emma Goldman, Russian activist and author. Well, I could not have said it better myself.
Please join us on September 28, 2017 for a very special generosity-themed concert at Chateau Carnarvon. The Music Doing Good artists will be joined by several of the students who participate in our outreach programs. It is also my birthday and my wish is to have the most children perform at the concert…EVER! You will experience generosity… in concert! Click here to reserve your ticket and for more details.