The Influence Of Music In Education

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Music can influence and strengthen a child 's mind through learning to play an instrument. Music has been around for thousands of years, nearly every civilization that ever existed had some form of music. Recent studies have shown incredible benefits for people who learn to play a musical instrument. These benefits should be utilized in school to achieve a higher standard of education. The school board in Bullhead City should require Coyote Canyon Elementary school to have a music class for their students to indulge themselves in because it can improve the brain activity of their students, lower their stress levels, and boost the students self confidence.
Teaching children to play an instrument at Coyote Canyon can help improve the students
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These students also tend to participate in more after school activities(Collins). The students having wealthier and more intelligent parents will certainly have a large effect on the students; however, many studies have shown statistical evidence that suggests music can improve a student 's academic success. A research based community music project, called Harmony, served children with low income and the greatest needs in Los Angeles. “According to The Harmony Project’s website, since 2008, 93 percent of Harmony Project seniors have gone on to college, despite a dropout rate of 50 percent or more in their neighborhoods”(Locker). Many people may suggest that music class can cause more stress for students that have been struggling. It is completely true that music can cause stress to students that are struggling. If the student take the right approach by relaxing and not forcing themselves to hard, he/she will will be able to enjoy the experience despite not being good at it (kachinskas). Others might claim that students falling behind will lose self confidence and leave them off worse than before. Some students that fall behind will likely lose some self confidence; however, students can still feel a sense of accomplishment even if they fall behind. The feedback they get from each other could help build self respect through acknowledging and accepting criticism and praise (lock). An in depth analysis was done on measuring the brainwaves of young children to determine if music had a measurable difference over a course of eight weeks (Moreno, Sylvain, and Besson). All the kids seemed to have equally improved, most likely do to the age gap from start to finish and not a result of the music. Nonetheless, that just means eight weeks is not enough to make a noticeable difference in a child 's brain waves (Moreno, Sylvain, and

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