Our 3rd episode highlights why Ernie chose to support music. Ernie discusses how music has always been an important part of his life, and has helped to motivate and inspire him. He explains the benefits of music, specifically its ability to help young children develop communication skills and think critically. So, how has music improved YOUR life?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once called music “the universal language of mankind.” Many literary and musical men and women from all ages and cultures have similarly pointed to music as the great unifier, as “naming the unnamable” and “communicating the unknowable” (Leonard Bernstein); as “speaking where words fail” (Hans Christian Andersen), and as “a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” (Ludwig van Beethoven).
Children and youth are often caught up in particular challenges of their age and time. Music not only expresses and inspires, lifts up and creates focus, but also keeps kids out of trouble by opening up a new world of beauty. The Music Drives Us Foundation, created by musician and entrepreneur Ernie Boch, Jr., acts on this perspective and provides Boston’s public schools the opportunity to enhance their musical programs through the donation of musical instruments.
What motivates you the most about Music Drives Us?
This week, Ernie Boch Jr. talks about what motivates him the most about Music Drives Us. He says, there’s nothing quite like the excitement that students, teachers, and parents feel when we give them them the gift of music. This energy confirms how important Music Drives Us’ work truly is. It’s also amazing to see how many famous musicians have joined our mission of keeping music in our schools.
What is Music Drives Us?
This year marks the 10th Birthday of Music Drives Us! To celebrate and to share our story with you, we have created a video series that dives into who we are, what we do and why we do it. In this episode, our Founder, Ernie Boch Jr., tells us exactly what Music Drives Us is. Enjoy!