A Day In The Life


Inspiration This is a wonderful book. I think …
July 21, 2006, 3:28 am
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Inspiration

    This is a wonderful book. I think just about anyone would enjoy reading it, but it is a must read for music teachers. I have been fortunate enough to attend John Jacobson’s clinics in Grapevine, Texas, for the last three years. They are terrific.

    John Jacobson is a teacher, author, composer, choreographer and motivational speaker. He is the founder and volunteer president of America Sings! Inc., a non-profit organization that encourages young people to use their time and talent for community service. John’s energy is boundless. He has taught music and dance all over the world. He has climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, performed with America Sings! at presidential inaugurations and was at the Berlin Wall in 1989. John’s stories and humor will make you laugh and cry all at the same time.

    Here are some of my favorite quotes from “A Place In The Choir”:

    “What we learn through music we don’t forget.”

    “In music everybody can find a home.”

    “You cannot hear the sound of children singing and fail to think that this is a world worth preserving.”

    “Music is not an ‘extra.’ Music is THE difference.”

    “What I did know was that young people and music is a combination that can truly change the world.”

    “It is here that my notion was affirmed that everybody on Earth has a song inside of them, and every song is as legitimate as the next.”

    And, finally, my favorite…..“There is no better way to spend your life than as a music teacher.”

    Amen, John, amen!!!

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    I have not read this book, but enjoyed the quotes you shared. You know the extent of my music background, not much! But I to beleive that “everyone on Earth has a song inside of them”. Some of us are a bit shy, so sing on and sing out for us shy ones.

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