Why Do We Teach Music?


I've run into this great, simple piece a zillion times (including on Kindermusik studio sites, of course), but still can't find its source. Is it possible it's from here? (http://www.pmea.net/whyteach.pdf) Anyone know more?

Why Do We Teach Music?

Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not only because we expect you to play or sing all your life.
Not only so you can relax.
Not just so you can have fun.

so you will be more human.
so you will recognize beauty.
so you will be sensitive.
so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.
so you will have something to cling to.
so you will have more compassion,
more gentleness, more good–in short, more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? 

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