The Benefits Of Music Education In Schools

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Aristotle once said, "Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young." This is completely true. Music education has numerous benefits that most people don't even know about; they range from an increased IQ to being able to express yourself to focusing better. Therefore, music is a subject that should be required to be taught in school because of the many educational, mental, and emotional benefits. Studies have shown that students who take music lessons generally do better in school. Some reasons for this "include being disciplined, learning a skill, managing performance, being part of something you can be proud of, and even struggling with a less than perfect teacher" (Brown). In this day and age, kids are so busy that they need these skills in order to succeed in school and in life. Having everyday music lessons sets students up for success. "The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order…show more content…
There are infinite ways that music can be taught in school. Schools could require every student to choose either band, choir, or orchestra and learn an instrument pertaining to the class. They could also have music teachers come into classes once or twice a week and teach students to sing songs, play them on a recorder, or even just music appreciation. There are countless ways that music can be used in the classroom, people just choose not to see them. Music education has innumerable benefits including educational, mental, and emotional that people don't know about. Music is so a powerful yet it seems we don't care. We need to familiarize ourselves with the benefits of musical education so that music can begin to be taught in schools. What are we depriving our children from? Success. Who knows what future generations will achieve if we teach music in

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