"The power of the creative thought transferred from music to all other areas of learning is hugely potent. It is worth teaching because it empowers spectacularly." - Richard Gill
Richard Gill gives a great talk on the power of music to empower children, and the ways we ignite the imagination by using music as a vehicle for abstract thinking.
Music should be taught to children when they are very young, every child should have access to music.
Music is important because it's abstract - it doesn't mean anything outside itself. This abstraction gives children the opportunity to tap into the power of their imagination.
Music does not describe, music does not narrate, music does not tell stories - music suggests, implies, and opens up the mind of a child in an extraordinary way.
We get children to try to understand that the most important thing about music is to make your OWN music.