9 Inspiring Quotes on Music Education

Every aspect of teaching has a different influence from the next. We as music educators touch a certain aspect of life and culture that can’t be explored so deeply in any other realm. We get to introduce students to a field that explores all aspects of a human experience: emotional depth, change + progress, history, cultural experience, language, and even math +science (rhythm + harmony, anyone?).

I hope these quotes inspire the teacher you are today into continually becoming the teacher you always wanted to be!!


  1. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Ward 
  2. “Education isn’t just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul.” – Julie Garwood
  3. “If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” – Shinichi Suzuki
  4. “Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement.” – Gerald R. Ford
  5. “I can not imagine my life if I didn’t have a music program in my school.” – Beyonce
  6. “The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college.” – Arne Duncan, former US Secretary of Education
  7. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France
  8. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “Never discourage anyone . . . who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato


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