**This post is sponsored by the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids; all opinions are my own. “The most important reason to learn music is because it enriches our lives.” Barbara Hendricks, Director of Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, is passionate about children learning music. “It enhances the whole experience of living, hearing, knowing, and feeling. Music should be learned so that one can make music for music’s sake, but beyond that, to educate the feelings and creativity that enhance life.” And she’s passionate about students using these skills long after they’ve left her leadership. “It’s really the lifetime musical skills that will benefit them the most,” she says. “I make their activities as purposeful as possible, and teach them things that will give them lifetime benefits,” she says. Be it a better player, a better listener, or better singer, Barbara
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