Notes 🎵 from Mrs. Schmitt

Dear LYS Family,  

As fall progresses, we begin to reflect on the year and think about everything that we are thankful for. Personally, I am incredibly thankful for the privilege of working with such talented students, and can't wait for another great Notes & Noodles event, full of fellowship, delicious food, and of course, great music! Along those lines, here are just a few of many reasons to be thankful for the presence of music in your life (excerpted from 

  • Entertainment: How much of your life includes some kind of music? Think about while you’re in the car, at church, at home working—many people have music playing in the background. Beyond background music, how many of you enjoy attending live performances?

  • Family time: Bonding together as a family around music creates a lifetime of memories. Whether you sing together on car trips or gather around the piano during the holiday season, music brings people together like few other things can.

  • Sharing with others: Being able to play an instrument or sing opens the door for you to be able to share joy and happiness with others who need it. Playing in retirement homes, at church, or for someone you know who is ill not only blesses the audience, but proves to be a personal blessing as well.

  • Personal satisfaction/expression: Ever experienced one of those times when you were so overcome by an emotion that you couldn’t speak? Music expresses those emotions that you can’t communicate in a way that nothing else can.

  • Developmental aid: The benefits of musical study frequently appear in articles, but are you thankful for the ways that music study helps you/your child develop? From reading to math, from social skills to fine motor development, music helps you/your child achieve your/their greatest potential. Be thankful for it!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Schmitt

Jeff Bonin