Essay about Music Education And Public Schools

864 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
“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. Is music education important in public schools? There are many reasons why it is important. One is, the effect music has on the brain/mind when listening to music, and the feelings of accomplishment when playing an instrument or singing. There are many benefits to Music Education and music classes in public schools. Can a music education really help with test scores and learning? Are core subjects more important? So why is it hard to get funding and support for these programs and classes? Music education is very beneficial to students and should not be lost and forgotten.
When a child goes to a music class and participates in music education, they are there to learn, have fun, and enjoy themselves. They do not realize all the benefits they are getting. The smile on their face when they finally learn a song for the first time, or memorize a song and perform it for their peers or family, is priceless. They enjoy the process and do not even realize the benefits they are getting. They leave with a satisfied feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. Why might this be? Laura Bryan talks in her essay, “Of all the arts, the one that appears to affect the lives of children most directly is music. Music is something they can understand, participate in, and enjoy. Music leads children into worlds of fantasy and…

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