Jason Mraz Grateful To Have Music In His Life

updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Thursday (July 9), talking about music and music education. The singer songwriter tells readers:

I am grateful to have music in my life. My mom was the first person to turn me on to it. She sat me at the piano, shaped my fingers to help me make sense of chords, and we would play chopsticks over and over again. My step-dad, an incredible drummer, gave me a drum kit for my 10th birthday. That gift taught me the essential rock/rap beat, a cross-stick over the hi-hat and snare while the foot slams the kick on the 1 and 3. Even if I never pursued music as a career, those few musical moments introduced me to an organized and expressive way of being that would carry over into friendships and academics, improving my attitude and overall performance at school.

I am so grateful for the many, many amazing music teachers in the public schools who kept me enrolled in the power of self-expression and group participation. I am thankful for that extraordinary study of sound and the opportunity to play when the age was most appropriate for playing.

Please support arts programs in your community, especially in the schools. At the very least, it’ll give the graffiti on the overpass some depth.

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  1. Anne Pham says:

    =) I know… baby steps. It will come to me when I least expect. I honestly believe I am the most luckiest person in the world. =) … although at times it does seem grey… =) But my curiousity seems to always get me by. =) You would’nt believe how many past lives I’ve uncovered. Yeah… Losing touch with reality a bit. =) But I’m letting it slide and just going with my instincts. Has never let me down. Even now. =) But now, I can laugh about everything around me when I just let go. =) It’s like I can forsee things around me… You too yeah? deep depth perception. You see things around you that others tend to drop off…walking blindly. =) It’s like the movie idiocracy. lol =)
    I’m grateful that what occured made me strong. A lot of people believe I should of been dead a decade ago. =) In my eyes. I’ve already conquered the world.
    =D I’m glad to know you are a step closer in piecing your puzzle. =D

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