Perception of your reality


Music is a huge part of people’s everyday life. Whether you are sad or happy, the variety of music you listen to could be on opposite sides of the spectrum. For example if you are outgoing and at ease you are more likely to listen to Jazz.

Zachary Fritzhand, Staff Writer

Music often has the ability to change the perception of your reality. Senior, Greyson Marks, is your typical teenage kid; he plays sports and loves hanging out with friends. But when homework and other extracurricular activities get in the way, he turns to music.

Walking through the halls, you will often notice students listening to their music and jamming out with their headphones. Music can help students get through their day and aid them in finishing the year strong.

“Listening to music while in school, often takes my mind off of things. I have time to think and reflect about the important things in life like family and friends,” said Marks.

Marks, an avid ukulele player believes the more he practices and learns the instrument the smarter he gets in school.

“Listening to the ukulele while I play helps me learn from my mistakes and can benefit me in the long run,” said Marks.

According to, listening to music while doing school work can increase your grades and the drive you need to succeed.

“There are many plausible alternative explanations for correlations between music lessons and cognitive benefits,” stated the article. “Children willing to practice an instrument daily might also persevere longer than their peers on their math homework.”

Whether you are an academic genius or you are an athletic jock, music can help your concentration and attention while improving body movement and hand-eye coordination.