Why Learning Music Matters

As school districts try to find ways to reduce the budget, musical instruction is often on the cutting block. Parents, teachers, and students all agree music instruction is an integral part of the curriculum. Consider why music matters and what makes this subject important to offer students.

Patterns

The patterns in music and art make it easier for students to learn other subjects such as math and science. Young children can learn music and art as a foundation for the subjects that will be introduced in public school. A recent survey revealed over 80 percent of teachers and more than 70 percent of parents view music education as a necessity and not a luxury that can be cut.

Enthusiasm for Learning

Music helps encourage a healthy enthusiasm for learning. Additional studies show students who take music lessons are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. They also do better on standardized tests. This helps students achieve a higher level of success.

Stress Reduction

Research has shown students today face a variety of stresses. Learning music is a natural and healthy way to reduce this stress and improve their overall sense of well-being.

Pursuing a Career

While learning music does not mean students will do it for a living, it can become a satisfying career. From working as a part-time musician to teaching music, there are many opportunities for music enthusiasts to earn a living.

Music can become a beneficial lifelong hobby or career option. Either way, it is important to give children the opportunity to learn how to sing and play a musical instrument.

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