Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Four Reasons Music Is Important

Four Reasons Music Is Important!

Plato said music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education.”
Participating in musical activities provides unique opportunities for literacy preparation. Under the direction of a teacher, playing an instrument or singing music teaches students about sequential learning which is essential in reading comprehension. It is also learning to hear in new ways and exercising their listening skills. Recent research has found that music is valuable in all areas of a child’s development since it uses both sides of the brain.
ACADEMICS:
  • A University of California study found that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. Music lessons were given to second graders and they scored 27% higher on proportional math and fraction tests than children whom did not receive music lessons.
  • Research has shown that musical instruction permanently trains the young mind for enhanced learning.
  • Some people feel the aboves reason are the primary incentives for providing music lessons to their children.
PHYSICAL:
  • Singing and learning rhythm develops coordination.
  • Air and wind power needed to blow a flute, trumpet, saxohone, etc. promotes a healthy body.
EMOTIONAL:
  • Music is an art form allowing us an artistic outlet for our emotions.
  • Music is a vehicle of expression.
MUSIC IS FOR LIFE:
  • Many sports can’t be played after a certain age but we can sing forever!
  • We can play the piano or other instruments as long as our body lets us!
Music is  a gift we can give that lasts our entire life!

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