15 Inspirational Educational Music Quotes for Kids

We all need a little encouraging and sometimes when a child is learning an instrument, their interest wanes and they need a little inspiration. Here are some famous quotes that may help.

1. Schumann – Have Confidence in Yourself

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”

Kids can sometimes feel intimidated or have a lack of self-confidence when playing in front of others. Robert Schumann reminds us to just play, as if no-one else is listening.

2. Einstein – We Can Do Anything with Music

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

The importance of music cannot be underestimated. It can transport us, transform us and allow us to express ourselves in ways that might be otherwise difficult.

3. Pavarotti – Music Is Essential

“If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.”

Research has proven that music involvement (especially in the first 3 years of life) has lifelong benefits.

4. Clinton – Music Produces Success

“I don’t think I would have become President if it were not for my school music program.”

Music does not just produce musical skills but also teaches discipline, routine, teamwork, and attunes the ear.

5. Aristotle – Music Forms Character

“Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.”

Music is not just for musicians but has the power to form the characters or anyone who engage in it.

6. Chinese Proverb – Express Yourself

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

Self-expression is one of the best gifts we can give to our kids. Having the ability and the forum to express their feelings allows them to communicate in another language – one that is easier than words.

7. Mozart – Silence is Golden

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”

Music teaches the importance of silence as well as sound. This is an important skill in the art of conversation; leaving space and silence to listen and let others respond.

8. Elgar – Music is in Everything

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.”

Edward Elgar’s idea that music is right there for anyone to take, as much or as little as they like, expresses the universal nature of music and that fact that anyone can participate in it.

9. Hugo – Music is Self Expression

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.”

Victor Hugo, a poet, novelist and dramatist, who was no stranger to self-expression understood the very nature of music. For children, it provides a platform for them to say what they need to say, when they don’t have the words to say it.

10. Plato – Music Give Us Everything

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

Plato, a Greek philosopher in 450BC understood the magic of music even back then. Music is substance that gives heart and soul to every idea, even life itself.

11. Morgan – Music is Life

“Music is life. That’s why our hearts have beats.”

We are first introduced to rhythm with the development of our pulse 21 – 28 days after conception. From then, music and rhythm is a part of everything we do.

12. Maria Von Trapp – Music is the Key

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”

Music has the ability to reach us emotionally in ways nothing else can. It triggers emotional memories as well as making new ones.

13. Raskin – Music Brings Success

“If I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today.”

Jef Raskin highlights the many benefits of learning music, and the success in other areas that it can bring. Music highlights every area of the brain and is closely connected with math, science and language so learning music can increase other school subjects

14. Harburg – Music Stirs Emotion

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”

Music is a great way to connect with and process your emotions. When we are sad we like to listen to sad music, when we are happy we listen to more energized music. It is not only a reflection of the emotions we are feeling but also an avenue for coping with what we feel.

15. Clark – We Are Innately Music

“There is music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it.”

We are innately musical. Even though we might not think we have a musical bone in our bodies, there is music in all of us to be discovered and nurtured.

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