Education: The Importance Of Music In Education

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Music is found in every culture, past and present; some music is used for ceremonies and others are used for enjoyment. Music is used to bring together families, friends, and strangers. Without music, understanding one another is difficult, especially understanding another culture. The history of music dates back to approximately 55,000 years around the continent of Africa. From prehistoric music to modern music, the idea of music is still used today to express feelings and used in ceremonies. Music brought different cultures together and helped the cultures understand one another. From Ancient Egypt to Ancient Rome, music was used for communication, passing family history, and traditional stories. In the Renaissance period, music played an …show more content…
Music classes such as chorus, band, and orchestra in many schools require at least a group performance in front of a large crowd of people. People with social anxiety may fear performing in front of a large group of people, but after a couple of performances, the performer will succumb the fear, “it builds a student’s confidence when they are doing presentations” (Jazey). Getting over the fear is imperative to a child’s growth as music is vital to development. Learning music can help a student academically, “music’s aesthetic and utilitarian functions, recognizing that be learning the lifelong skill of appreciation and by instilling crossover skills for other subjects, a music programs helps each individual student achieve overarching educational goals” (Major 5). In schools, a student may struggle in a subject such as math. Because basic math is an essential part of music, music can help improve a small, but a significant positive effect for fourth through eighth grade students (Elpus 3). During ages seven through fourteen, students learn the basic math concepts, and the math concepts taught in the classroom are applied to the music classes the students take. Such skills are used to apply to reading the amount of beats per measure, time signature, and the amount of beats each note receives. Although there is no evidence that music programs does not benefit the student …show more content…
A way for students to express themselves is through fine art programs such as art classes and music classes. Some students feel as if they do not fit in to groups at schools. As for a student not good at sport, they feel as if they do not belong in a place, but the student can turn to music for a way to express themselves (Jazey). Allowing students to express themselves is an important aspect for the student to stay positive and develop socially. Fine art courses give room for students to express themselves through music, drawing, painting, or acting. Classes like these give students a chance to do what they are not able to do in academic classes. However, students not only express themselves through what they do with the music, drawing or painting, the way students interpret a piece of art or music shows creativity and expressions. Creativity is not the only aspect that is important in the peoples’ daily lives, communication through arts and interpreting another person’s feelings is a serious and important way for humans to

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