Crimson

Crimson

Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

Photo+credit+Crystal+Sung.
Photo credit Crystal Sung.

Photo credit Crystal Sung.

Photo credit Crystal Sung.

Julia Clark, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Some would say music is the color of life.

Music has helped students immensely through difficult times. “I had a very hard time in sophomore year, and music was one of the big things that helped me get through that,” senior Shiloh Beeler said.

For Beeler, music is a cathartic process, a way of expressing emotion and getting feelings out. It’s “my favorite thing to do outside of school, because it really just is a way of expressing emotions verbatim.” In particular, he enjoys “improvising music, because that allows me …  to just play what I’m feeling at that moment … just like writing would be.”  He plays piano for a couple hours a day, despite his hectic school schedule.

Music is a getaway, another world, in a sense, because it provides support for listeners no matter what they’re feeling. “Music can speak to people in different ways,” freshman and musical theatre actress Taylor Smith said.  “It always puts me in a better mood and makes me feel more alive.”

An aspiring professional songwriter, senior Michael Telles believes that music also offers joy, not just comfort “I’ve been really blessed in that my family has been really healthy for the most part, so it hasn’t actually helped me through difficult situations, but it’s always been there … I associate lots of my favorite music with joyful memories in my life.” In his spare time, Telles writes his own music and lyrics.

Music isn’t limited solely to individual enjoyment, either. “Apart from admiring the music in itself, it’s also a connection point between my brothers …  I’m the youngest of five brothers, and we all connect over that point,”  Telles said.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 Comment

One Response to “Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music”

  1. Frankline kiptoo on April 29th, 2018 3:57 pm

    Music is as breath of survival all you need is gather musical instruments psychologically and off you are gone from the world of distraction.

Before posting your comment, please make sure it adheres to our Discussion Policy:
1. Be respectful to the author.
2. Be respectful to persons mentioned in the article, and to other commenters.
3. Inappropriate comments will be destroyed.

The full policy is outlined in our Editorial Policy.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    Tall Tales: Students Share Their Unique Summer Camp Experiences

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    Roll Credits: A Reflection on the Endless Summer

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    “Rain Man” Will Make Any Rainy Day A Little Brighter

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    The Mythos of The Theater Kid, Debunked

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    Middle School: The Best Worst Years of Our Lives. But Mostly the Worst.

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    How to ‘High School’: Four Years of Advice from a Senior

  • Entertainment

    Seven Tips for Surviving Second Semester

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    Top 5 Fast-Food Meals for Vegetarians

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    5 Things From 2016 That Are Worth Smiling About

  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music

    Entertainment

    Top Five Things to get into the Holiday Spirit this year

Classical Academy High School's Online News Site
Students Share Their Thoughts on the Importance of Music