Music Authority Family Newsletter - November 26, 2019
Gratitude for Music
This week, instead of a normal newsletter. You're going to hear from Music Authority students and parents. They're going to tell you why they're grateful for music and what music has done for their lives.
All of us at Music Authority wish you a happy and restful Thanksgiving. Thank you for being part of the Music Authority Family!
Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Savannah Hughes - Guitarist, Eclipse
Why do I appreciate music? Music can be anything you want it be. It molds to a shape of whoever is listening to it, or creating it. It does not fit in a box, and it is always changing. Music can work for anyone and everyone, and that is something to appreciate. If you cannot make it, you can listen to it, and you can take whatever meaning you want from it.
I also love how music holds memories. Maybe in a moment, you are not listening to the words, but some important moment is happening in your life, you just don't know it yet. Later, when that song comes on, you can't help but think about the last time that song was playing. It evokes a memory, and the feelings around it. It is kind of like a picture in a way, but for me, that song makes me feel the way I did in that passed moment better than looking at a picture could.
I am grateful for music being a place that you can escape to.
Alicia Hughes - Music Authority Parent and Roadies Treasurer
I'm so grateful that our lives have crossed all these kids paths! They are each going on and AMAZING things. I hope in the end they'll remember their friendships, the music that brought them together, the people around them that inspired them, and their parents that endlessly did all they could to ensure their success in life.
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Jaxon Elmore, Drummer for Unveiled
I am thankful for the opportunity to take lessons at Music Authority. Bret Dorton is my drum instructor and I enjoy learning from him. I am also thankful for the chance to play music for others through the various programs offered, such as the Rock Camps, shows, and ensemble bands.
Something I am grateful for is the experiences performing live music has given me. It has let me live some of my dreams of playing live with people watching me in the crowds. It also increased my own confidence in being in front of a crowd. Music is also an important part of my life as I have it for when I work; hang out with friends, and even with family. If it wasn't for my introduction to certain music or music in general through my parents, I would not be half the person I am today. I am grateful for how music as positively affected my life and how it has allowed me to live a dream.
Brantley Jenkins, Bassist for Unveiled
In a way, music has given me life. I’ve always loved listening to music since is was a little kid but since I started getting older, music starting meaning more. There is always a song for everything, no matter what there’s a song. Music has given me reason for life, it has given me a passion I didn’t know I had. I’ve been in karate since I was five but didn’t start taking guitar lessons until three years ago. Started and loved it but it wasn’t easy. I almost quit multiple times but each time something kept me from stopping. The sheer power that music holds kept me from quitting and now here I am today. I love performing and playing, truly makes my days, but deep down, the best part is the music itself. Being able to listen to other people’s words and feelings in a way that pierces my very soul is something that nothing can beat.
Evin Roberts, Drummer for Tribute
I´m grateful for music because its something i can have fun with, and create using my imagination. I can just put in an ear bud and escape from everything.
Jackson Warren, Bassist for Eclipse
I grateful for the opportunities I have playing music. I enjoy playing all over the Forsyth and Atlanta area as well as getting to visit some cool places like Summer NAMM and the CMG factory. I am also thankful for the genuine, long lasting friendships I make in the Music Authority Family.
It's a much younger Music Authority Guitar Ensemble to get you into the holiday spirit (featuring a guest appearance from Kylan McNichols.)