I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning. – Plato
Knowing first hand the benefits of music in our school system, this blog will focus on the importance of art and music education. This is NOT to be taken as a list of the sole reasons for music education. We believe that music should be taught for the sake of music! Music because MUSIC! All of these other benefits are just extra sweet side servings to the main dish- beauty and the enhancement in brings to life for all.
Music education is so instrumental in life, pardon the pun. Learning to play an instrument or read and write music beginning early in life helps train a young mind in many great disciplines snd also helps children utilize the right and left sides of the brain. Vocal training helps with early speech skills and gives the young mind tools to aid in developing reasoning skills. Student musicians also stimulate and use memory skills thru reading and memorizing sheet music. Routine practice is also a great tool for teaching young musicians the benefits of hard work, scheduling, and discipline. Students learn that they can progress and improve thru practice, boosting self esteem. Just as learning a sport can help hand to eye coordination, learning to play an instrument can also utilize the same motor skills.
One of the best feelings of playing an instrument is mastering a new piece of music. We all love to play our first whole song! That feeling of pride and accomplishment is important to any child’s development. It gives them the courage that will help them strive for improvement in all stages of life. Music education has also shown a rise in a child’s curiosity, imagination, and helps in auditory skills.