As Mr. Holland discovers, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success. During his 31 years as a high school music teacher, Mr. Holland encounters many obstacles, one of which was the birth of his deaf son, Cole Holland. Mr. Holland, whose world revolves around his love of music, feels he can't connect with his son if his son can't hear music. He uses his music to hide from facing the reality of the situation with his son and other issues in his life. The experiences he has because of his music, guide him to a place of understanding towards the end of his career about his life and his son--this is his opus or greatest work.
What is significant is that music has the ability to shape, motivate, and inspire a person’s emotions easily, and effectively. A lot of people usually take this into consideration, but not as deeply as I in this matter. I am confident that my overall experience is a much clearer and better one as I now get the importance of music’s role in our
This was my first lesson plan and it was somewhat difficult for me. 4. How will this assignment help me in my future role? I think that this was a great learning experience for me, one that I can use to better myself for my future students. It will also help me in my future role because it shows me a slight example of what is expected of me, and it also gave me tools to look up the core standards that I
I believe this program will lead me to a fulfilling career, which will be rewarding in terms of the help I will provide to others. I feel that I would be able to make a valuable impact and perhaps even more importantly, as I have worked so hard to get to this point, I would remain committed to studying because it means so much to
From a very early age, I wanted to and have to quite an extent, attain a strong understanding of the use of tune, rhythm and beats, how to pace up, where to pause and breathe. My sensible approach and proficiency has made everyone appreciate my voice and my flair very much. My urge to become a singer, grew stronger with each passing day. As I approached my junior year in school, pressure was building up and academics became my first and only priority. The more I concentrated on my studies, the more I felt my passion slip out of my fingers.
"Music helps the mind develop and grow," my dad often says, and I have found this to be very true. It is a proven fact that participating in a music program in school will help develop your brain to a higher level and faster than other students. Music actually improves communication between the right and left sides of the brain, allowing you to gain better comprehension and memorization skills. So, why do we need music in our schools? Well, because music is everything.
As time went on I realized that I needed so much more. I know now that teachers are here to teach us and what we learn is valuable throughout life. My GPA is important to my future and so is my ACT’s. With this said, I hope that I end up in a great college and a great
Teaching Music In Primary Schools 1 After just over five years of teaching music in the primary school system, I felt strong-willed to enlighten the general public and all educators of the importance of music in schools. As a music educator at the primary level, I observed and witness firsthand the importance of music in the holistic development of the child. Why children should be debarred from being a part of music programs and activities like Junior Panorama and Sanfest just to name a few. Is the Secondary entry assessment exam in Trinidad and Tobago so important that we neglect the child other hidden gifts and talents? I strongly believe that areas such as Language Arts, Mathematics and Science plays an integral part in getting the child ready for the world of higher education and work.
(Lindeman and Hackett, p2) Despite this growth, many systems have not given their programs the ability to grow to their fullest potential. Simply stated: the presence of music in the school system, especially the elementary ages, will give the students a change to connect, ignite a spark and give them some sort of excitement and curiosity to explore the world of music. It is a significant contribution to the complete education of the student. (Hacket, pg. 4).
In time, I grew to appreciate, understand, and care for their unique needs, and as a result, time passed quickly as my communication, patience, and problem solving abilities improved. More importantly, through this one-on-one experience, I learned a lot about the community. I learned that a seemingly small gesture of kindness or support could truly make a difference in the lives of the special needs students that I worked with, and in turn, their smiles and laughter gave me a sense of