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School of Rock: How Teachers Connect With Music

Undoubtedly one of the greatest forms of art, music wields the power to evoke extreme emotions. This power lies with the artist, who creates and yearns for their voice to be heard. If the music one listens to is meaningful, one may be moved to tears or left with an ear to ear grin. Good […]

Undoubtedly one of the greatest forms of art, music wields the power to evoke extreme emotions. This power lies with the artist, who creates and yearns for their voice to be heard. If the music one listens to is meaningful, one may be moved to tears or left with an ear to ear grin. Good or bad, music connects individuals to specific moments in their life.

The power of music is evident within the life of Spanish teacher Ms. Tracy Chadbourne. Even after her daughter has transitioned well into adulthood, the Spanish teacher can still recall the music from way back when.

“My all time favorite is ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ because I sang it to my daughter while she was a baby,” she says.

Known for playing guitar and being a music connoisseur, Spanish teacher Mr. Tomas Capogreco says “music is life, music is everything.”

For Mr. Capogreco, music has transformed his personal appearance by inspiring him to rock long hair as well as inspiring him to play guitar as his rock and roll idols once did.

Music is often a reflection of an artist’s emotions, so it is no surprise that music connects with the emotions of listeners as well.

“Music reinforces whatever emotions I am feeling. Angry or sad, my mood affects the type of music I want to listen to,” the Spanish teacher says.

Music within the classroom is often an aspect students love, and Mr. Capogreco believes that it helps students attempting to learn a foreign language.

“Lyrics in the music connect to ideas within the curriculum, and students can relate to music,” the passionate teacher says.

Mr. Capogreco often plays Spanish music in class, which allows students to hear the vocabulary they are attempting to learn in a manner which is more fun than writing notes.

Just as Mr. Capogreco, Mr. Delgado is also a believer in the use of music in the classroom.

“Music gives the students something to relate to, it breaks the ice.” Says Mr. Delgado.

Even though Mr. Delgado believes music can be helpful, he does not allow himself to be close minded and recognizes that for some students, music is too much to handle.

“Music helps some students focus, but for some, music can be intrusive.

Music can induce emotions, help one focus, or allow one to recall memories that seem like a lifetime ago. The possibilities of music are endless. Music connects people to life’s greatest moments and unwillingly connects them to life’s toughest challenges.

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