Dave Grohl

“I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.”

Dave Grohl

John F. Kennedy

“As a great democratic society, we have a special responsibility to the arts. For art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. What freedom alone can bring is the liberation of the human mind and a spirit which finds its greatest flowering in the free society. I see of little more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than the full recognition of the place of the artist.”

John F. Kennedy

More statistics from the Harris Poll…

“Almost half of those involved in a music program say music provided them with the skills of creative problem solving and flexibility in a work situation.”

from the Music Matters article  in the NJEA magazine  “Review”

Harris Poll Results about Music Lessons

A recent Harris Poll shows that “the more time people spend in a music program, the more likely they are to say it has been influential in contributing to their current level of personal fulfillment.”

The “Music Matters” article from NJEA Review Magazine

Paul Banks from Interpol on Bob Dylan

…It’s an unmeetable level of writing. But even if it’s something I feel like I can’t ever attain, it doesn’t crush my spirit. I figured out early on that you gotta find your own strengths and hone them rather than trying to emulate something that impresses you.”

Paul Banks

Frank Zappa

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

― Frank Zappa