Music is such a powerful force in this world, so much that I think that it is often underestimated. It has capabilities unmatched by anything else. You may have heard of the following quote from poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"Music is the universal language of all mankind."
Music is a form of expression that you can launch your entire being into, and it is so diverse. It can have rules, yet have no structure. There is no need for rhyme or reason, yet you can make it as complex or as simple as you want it to be. You can create your own songs and depending on how you make it, someone who does not speak the same language as you will know exactly what you are trying to say. You can even play a cover of a song and experience the emotions that the writer lovingly poured in the details of the words or the tune.
Growing up in my teenage years, I was just like any other typical teenager. I felt that the world was against me and that I was constantly being repressed. I had this constant feeling that I needed to break out and express myself somehow, that I needed to channel my stress in a healthy way. Thankfully, I started violin lessons at a young age and discovered that I loved singing. At the time, I didn't know if I was a decent singer or if I played violin well–all that mattered to me was that my hobbies made me feel alive. It made me feel like everything was going to be okay, and I knew that I owed everything to this passion. I could not see myself being the same person as I am today had I not decided to invest a part of myself in music.
Whether you are someone who is afraid to try something new or a parent who is unsure about signing up their child for lessons, please take this piece of advice: Go for it. I promise that you will not regret your decision, and the worst thing that could happen is that you might decide that performing arts isn't for you. If that is the case, then you are one step closer to discovering what you might find to be your lifetime hobby. At PopRock Academy, we have a policy that can help reinforce our promise that you do not need to be afraid to take a class here at our school. Ask about our no commitment policy by sending an info request or giving us a call at 626.282.[ROCK]7625!