Cheryl Melody Baskin, Author of "Shift of Heart."
What is Music?
Melody IS my real middle name, and since I was 3 years old, I've experienced a multitude of music education approaches. I've come to realize that music is more than knowing music theory, singing in tune or playing an instrument. Music is life itself! Life is a symphony of music! We are all born musicians. No lessons are needed!
Western culture is the only culture that is concerned about the division between "musicians and non-musicians," and making music with the judgement of "right, wrong and perfect." I have broken away from that strict definition, and I would like to share my MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE philosophy by asking you to....Take yourself on a SOUND WALK, and delight in its musical magical experience: Feel Life's Pulse, Suspend Worry, Clear away To-Do Lists, Be IN the Moment, Reduce Stress, Relax, Raise consciousness, it's not taxing on Brain or body, It opens Creativity and the Musician that you were born to be!
Listen in a new expansive way to the wind, rain, leaves, birds, footsteps, laughter, and invite children to open their ears to the sound and sights of our beautiful world with you.
What a GIFT!
And if you bring a child on your consciousness-raising sound walk of stillness, create an opening in your life to share your experiences with your child verbally, with creative movement, dramatic play, literature, poetry, storytelling, art, imitating the sounds with your voices, lips, tongues, body percussion, AND... BECOME ONE WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU! "A child, an adult...who learns to listen, learns"...AND becomes a true musician!" THIS is MUSIC!