December 22, 2012 1:05 PM PST
Wait a minute, it's impossible that a room full of people drawing would be silent, even if the teacher wasn't playing music. personally i find the sound of 20 pencils to be a lot more distracting than a familiar song. I listen to music so that i am not distracted by the fact that i'm surrounded by people, and it really keeps my anxiety down.
yeah maybe perfect silence helps, and when i am drawing completely alone i don't listen to anything, but in the context of a class, i really doubt music is any more distracting than the general sound in the class, and in some cases may be a lot easier to push out or ignore.
sorry for poor wording,