Music Education Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old music education quotes, music education sayings, and music education proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.     

Gerald Ford

Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possiblity.     

Hillary Clinton

I always loved music; whoso has skill in this art is of good temperament, fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools; a schoolmaster ought to have skill in music, or I would not regard him.     

Martin Luther

And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background.     

Jon Secada

Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives and experience the world from a new perspective.     

President Bill Clinton

Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it's essential to being human.     

Jewel

Education is extremely important, especially in my business, the music business.     

Ludacris

I can not imagine my life if I didn't have a music program in my school.     

Beyonce

Education isn't just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul.     

Julie Garwood

Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.     

Aristotle

Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it     

Plato

Early Music training seems to shape the young brain, strengthening the neural connections and perhaps establishing new ones.     

Dr. Frances Rauscher

Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education.     

Yo-Yo Ma

Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.     

Aristotle

I believe education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most I believe that as a part of the educational process, each child should have access to a music education program. That is part of a well-rounded education and can provide so much joy, now and in the future.     

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Music deserves to be the mandatory second language of all schools in the world.     

Paul Carvel

Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.     

Billie Joe Armstrong

Art and music education help children develop abstract thinking that helps them in the business world.     

Alan Greenspan

What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children.     

H. Norman Schwarzkopf

I don't think I would have become President if it were not for my school music program.     

President Bill Clinton

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.     

Plato

If I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today.     

Jef Raskin

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.     

Plato

Music education stimulates, challenges, and enriches our young people during their formative, school years; its value lasts a lifetime.     

TAMMY BALDWIN

We need highly skilled workers to think and create. That's why we're willing to put our money on the line to make a systemic change in the way young people are educated to the arts and sciences in this country.     

HELGE H. WEHMEIER

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.     

Plato