My sixth grade band teacher liked to talk about how “powerful” music could be.
While I disagreed with most of her teaching methods — particularly how she failed my trumpet rendition of “Mary had a Little Lamb” three times in a row — I had to agree with her on this one.
Music is powerful, especially when it comes to affecting people’s mood.
Ever since I got my sister’s cracked, hand-me-down iPod mini in second grade, I’ve made playlists for every single situation or emotion I’ve found myself facing.
Every time I prepared for a race at a swim/cross country meet in high school, I’d listen to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”