“Music was my refuge,” said Maya Angelou, “I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” At Melrose Recovery Center, our Music Composition groups do not require any previous experience with music training. A variety of instruments are provided for you and members of the group are encouraged to play music together. We use written as well as improvised music so participants can discover the need to work together while using music to express themselves creatively. Self-expression is the goal of our music workshops, a main by-product of which is self-esteem.
Music study also helps to develop self-discipline and diligence. These are traits that carry over into other activities in your life as effective study and work habits. The skill of working with a team will also be enhanced as you work together with others towards a single goal. You will need to commit to learning the music, attending rehearsals, and practicing.
In order for a piece of music to be played by a group, the members of the group must work together harmoniously. It is only by hard work and sustained effort that a successful performance is possible. You will be able to realize the reward for your efforts and the value of striving for work that is excellent as you see what you have accomplished.
Writing music is a creative process. Meaning and theme should be felt in every aspect of a musical piece. Creating a piece of music that has meaning for you will be very satisfying emotionally. You can fill your work with as much passion and artistry as you feel. It is a great way to express yourself creatively. Writing music is an art and in the attempt you can find enjoyment from learning and creating something new. One writer put it this way, “Music is what feelings sound like.”
You will be collaborating with others in a creative environment. You can learn from their experiences as they can learn from you. More importantly you will also have the chance to discover and share your strengths with the group. One author wrote about the fact that music speaks to all of us, “I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.”
It will be important for you to decide to begin the process. Make the decision to participate, discover your talents and share your creativity with others. Call today, (855) 512-5033.