The Kids

Scholarship Entrant: Courtney from 716, Philadelphia/PA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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What I’d love to do most is teach people what was taught to me throughout my life. That is the beauty of music. Music is slowly being taken away from schools which is the most horrific thing anyone could do. If I had the power, every school would have a music program.
I grew up with music. Since I was 8 years old I played the piano and then in the 4th grade I started violin. I don’t know where I would be without music. It is my escape and my relaxation. Music taught me so many skills and determination. I use the skills I’ve learned from music in everyday life. I learned to be responsible, teamwork and leadership skills, along with confidence and discipline.
With the power of music children can stay off the streets and learn discipline. They can share interests with the people around them and learn to work together. When an ensemble joins they have to settle differences and come up with solutions. Not everyone wants a piece to sound the same.
Music can help out with so many aspects of life and if I could I would promote music being in schools. I would love to be a professional musician and inspire kids to practice to be a professional too. The kids deserve a chance.

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