Why play music?

We all have our own reasons to play. These are unique and often deeply personal reasons, which should be understood by the musicians themselves and shared carefully (if at all). I imagine music to be deeply connected to something in us, almost a direct line to the heart, it speaks so profoundly and so deeply and it can really cause damage when it’s not handled well when it’s presented (by the discouragement of others or the lack of practice by the musician themselves). You don’t need a reason to play, but there are many good reasons to play, many reasons that you wouldn’t know yet until music reveals them for you. These will often be non-musical reasons with a musical path to get there. It’s good stuff.

Phil Stormer blog - Why play music?