On the first day of school as the children were just learning routines, I asked a question: Why Music? A big, yet simple question, left open to interpretation. Why Music? Some children thought I was asking why we were having music class—“So we can learn songs to sing.” Others took a more global approach to the question, “It makes people happy.” While some had a more practical answer, “To give me energy!” Why Music? Children at our school have music woven into their daily lives—it is as natural as playing, skipping, and laughing. Why Music? I have recently written a blog about the benefits of music—reading literacy, spatial thinking etc. And while that is all true, I don’t believe that is the answer to Why Music? As we go through these next few weeks of learning each other’s names, habits, and personalities, we will grow as a school community. We will learn from one another, and we will discover together, Why Music.