The Harding Academy music programs strive to provide an environment in which students may learn to understand and appreciate music, may be inspired to develop their individual talents, and may share those talents with others through musical performance. Through participation, students will experience the joy of music. Having the knowledge, appreciation, and joy for many different kinds and styles of music instills within the Harding student the confidence to pursue further musical opportunities. Our music teachers encourage students to be careful, diligent musicians regardless of their talent, while also challenging their musical experiences. It is our belief that musicians can be enthusiastic, energetic, motivated by challenge, patient, understanding, creative, and adaptable.