Welcome to The Music Around You a blog about everything to do with Washington based music and just music in general. My goal is to expand your music knowledge and promote music in general. “Music provides unique and invaluable insights into the human condition. Music allows us to know, discover, understand, experience, share, or express such aspects of the human condition as feelings, aesthetic experiences, the ineffable, thoughts, structure, time and space, self-knowledge, self-identity, group identity, and healing and wholeness. If the purpose of an education is to systematically develop the mind and capabilities of every child, it is clear that music has a unique and necessary role to play.” -Donald Hodges’s Why Study Music? <-check that article out its fabulous.