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Ben Perry

Brisbane Boys' College

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More Music in Schools?

As a firm believer in the power of music to inspire and instill a sense of worth withing people, I want to know what fellow Tedsters believe. It is my experience that music brings out the best in people, it can inspire people to show sides of them that most others would never know about and it has been used in the past by many powers to do just this.

My question is this: As music (especially acoustic music) has the ability to bring out the best in people and genuinely inspire them to make a difference for the better (such as the talks I've tagged), do you think that such music should have a much more prominent place in our schools, especially in the senior years?

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    Mar 5 2011: Music should be made available for those that want it. Music can be many things.

    Motivator
    Enabler
    Meditation
    Sense of self.
    Communication
    Provoider of structure
    freedom
    to name a few.

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