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01-18-2011, 10:54 PM
What do you guys think about music and arts education?
How important do you think these things are?
Do you think a person can truly be successful in the field?
Do you think music education, to some degree, is important to making or being involved with music?
Does the same go for other arts?
With music and arts usually being the first programs lost from budget cuts, what kind of an effect do you think this has?
01-22-2011, 01:48 AM
relative to the rest of what's taught in school, much of which is garbage, music & art education are very important (relative being the key word here). artistic studies are essential to balance the inaesthetic monotonous nature of other subjects. the fact that these programs are the first to get cut is sad to say the least.
however, music and art education are in no way imperative to being involved in the arts. much of what's inherent in creativity cannot be taught. art in its purest form is expression without restriction; too much education can negate this.
I just spent 2 and a half years around a bunch of people in arts education of some sort or other.
I think it is a business to the successful entreprenures that work hard at it.
I vividly remember not wanting to learn too much about music because I thought it would make me a copycat.
Mom didn't give me piano lessons because she had them forced on her and hated it, but I missed the structured learning I could have gotten from it.
Since I am too much a rebel to conform to standards, I would never have made art a business for money in the end.
It is a choice every artist has to make though and I don't really hate the ones who 'sell out' since office jobs suck.
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