»Der Mensch ist ohne Musik nicht vollständig.«

»Der Musikunterricht fördert die in jedem Menschen vorhandene Musikalität, damit legt der die Grundlage der musikalischen Bildung, wodurch seine Lebensqualität erhöht wird.«

»Wer mit Musik ins Leben startet, bereichert dadurch all seine späteren Tätigkeiten.«

»Musik beleuchtet viele Seelenlandschaften, die sonst nichts anderes erreicht.«

»Life without music is incomplete and not worth living.«

»Music is as important for life as air. So many of us take notice only when it is missing.«

»Music is nourishment, and a comforting elixir. Music multiplies the beauty of life and all its values.«

»There is no complete spiritual life without music, for the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music.«

»With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.«

»The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows: 1. A well-trained ear. 2. A well-trained intelligence. 3. A well-trained heart. 4. A well-trained hand. All four must develop together, in constant equilibrium. As soon as one lags behind or rushes ahead, there is something wrong. So far most of you have met only the requirement of the fourth point: the training of your fingers has left the rest far behind. You would have achieved the same results more quickly and easily, however, if your training in the other three had kept pace.«

»Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.«