Music is life! Music helps us feel good, helps us concentrate, helps us move in sync, helps us to think better, helps maths and 3D skills... music is a NECESSITY for our KIDS in SCHOOL!
Playing music is a life-long activity that can soothe, heal, refresh, teach, energize, engage, challenge, communicate, amuse, humanize, and foster learning. Teaching children to play instruments and appreciate different kinds of music gives them an important tool for living! Let's not deny them the opportunity to grow in this essential subject!
This week is National Arts on Education Week.
Save the music!
Music is a universal language. It transcends race, nationality and religion. Playing music has brought people from different cultures together in successful cooperation throughout human history. Now the U. S. government wants to cut funding for music education, taking a major step backward, not only for the individual student but for the entire nation.
I am certain that learning to play the piano as a young child kept me me out of trouble and sane, in my most deperate childhood moments, as music in general does til this day. That is what we call a well-rounded education. Music feeds the soul. Learning to play an instrument is one of the greatest boosts of a child's self-esteem and self-efficacy. Interesting, the turns that life takes, I am now involved with Jenkins Institute for Children - Rev. Jenkins was all about the children and music.
What would we do without it???
I agree. Many students have potential in music over other areas. Help them to succeed.
Our country's children benefit greatly from fine arts programs in our schools. These programs should be gven more finacial support as opposed to less.
Just think, if we got our troops outta the WAR ZONE how much better off our schools would be!