I Am An Amazing Multitasker

1597 Words May 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Aldous Huxley once said “After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”, but what if all you can hear is silence? There are six billion people on this planet, and seventy million of them can’t hear a single note. Just because you can’t hear anything doesn’t mean you can’t share in the universal language that is music. People who have impaired hearing are just as capable as learning music as your average hearing person. “Hong Kong university of China discovered that not only does the regimen of learning to read and play music increase the rate of learning new vocabulary, but it results in a permanent increase in the learning rate.” Learning how to make music is a very fun, but very challenging thing to do. You have to learn to be an amazing multitasker. Doing all of these things will help you achieve other things in different parts of your life. You don’t always have to be able to hear to make music either. Deaf musicians are a real thing, and they have accomplished a lot more than you think.
Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students have been a part of musical ensembles for over a hundred years. Even with all of the success stories so many directors refuse to let someone who can’t hear into their ensemble, and it’s from pure just not knowing all of the resources they could use. The directors feel these students will impact their ensemble in a very negative way. In the early 1900’s there was a man named Fred Fancher, he was a deaf…

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