The need for creativity and most important music and music lessons, as a means to finding our voice, our true selves, cannot be underestimated. Many of our inner city and rural schools have cancelled music and art in the belief they are not as necessary as other academic subjects. But we now know that “Music learning supports all learning.
Music is more than 'just' music. Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas.
All young people need to be exposed to music and have the opportunity to learn creative expression. The need in most communities to offer programs that encourage growth and self- empowerment are few and far between.
Then what are the options for survivors of trauma or youth at risk, to find programs that allow them to find their voice and to use it?
Our need for creative individuals in society is great. So often the forgotten voices have the most profound things to say (sing).