Many music teachers spend a long time working on the technical requirements of music. Learning scales, fingerings, positions, and more is crucial to performing at a high level. That technical mastery is essential to succeeding in music. However, if you ask listeners what they care about in music, what is important to them, you will rarely hear about any of these things. Instead, they will tell you that music is important because of how it makes them feel. What makes music important to us is the way that it brings people together. A good performer needs to be able to communicate with their audience on an emotional level.