I plan on using music during my classroom lessons. I learn better when you give me a catchy tune to remember so, I am sure my students will love a catchy tune to remember. Music is an important key element to learning.
Since music has such a huge impact on the brain, it is evident that music education is important and should therefore remain an important key factor of kindergarten through high school students’ education. Many people will argue that music education is important and should remain in elementary through high school education. These people have looked at studies that show that music improves a student’s personal expression, self-discipline, self-esteem, creative abilities, dexterity, coordination, thinking skills, and listening skills. It is through the improvements in these areas that the student advances in other areas as well, making them life-long learners. With the ability to have better thinking skills, listening skills, and creative abilities, the student improves in his or her writing, communication skills, as well as analytical skills, opening up a plethora of ways of learning, thinking, and interacting.
However, to listen to music with understanding and comprehension requires repeated exposure and guided learning. The ability to listen with understanding and comprehension enhances all learning activities, and should therefore become an integral part of early childhood learning centres. Developing this ability at such a young age will have long-term benefits for a life-long learning program. Many musical activities require children to wait their turn, listen to each other, hold their instrument still until they h... ... middle of paper ... ...vidually and in groups, provides opportunities for purposeful contributions” (MOE, 1996, p. 96). One of the main responsibilities of teachers is to facilitate creativity and not to limit or extinguish the natural talent of children.
Not only do they apply what they learn to music, but they also apply them to school and work, causing them to become more successful people. Music is more than just sound, it is a way to learn and grow in life. Each student should have the option to study a classical instrument, if not for the music then for the knowledge that it brings. Music is a way to fill emptiness in peoples lives. It can bring a sense of meaning and purpose because of the joy it brings to others.
Socialization is essential to a developing mind of a child. Music courses can help students become more social and assist them with the ability to development team building skills. Everyone has heard the phrase that “the children today are tomorrow’s leaders”. Schools need to arm students with skills for the real world. Memorization, socialization, and team building are the skills students need to have to succeed.
Every human culture uses music to carry forward its thoughts and ideas. The value of music shapes individual abilities and character. Music is about communication, creativity, and working together with others to create music. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to strengthen these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective. Students can learn things with many different viewpoints.
When teachers are planning their classroom activities they need to include music. Music is a vital part of the learning process. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. Children will gain much through music and movement. When we give children the opportunity to moventhey will become coordinated and gain self- control.
Along with this is also the fact that students in music programs have better SAT scores-- sixty three points for verbal and forty four for math-- which also increases their graduation rates. Through music students are more engaged in school; they look forward to the day ahead of them and they learn the discipline to be good people and great students. Experts say that kids in music programs have to “set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument” (Nuss). Like other things, this discipline can be taken from their music and put into school. This kind of discipline can be used for good homework and study habits which only increases their chance for
The following chapter will define music practise and its importance. A student is constantly instructed to practise in order to develop overall musical ability and to advance and maintain the proficiency in their instrument. However, how many students really understand what practise is? Are they ever taught about the overall benefits of practise and most importantly, the general approaches they ought to be implementing into their practise session? It is important to communicate to students why they should practise, what they will gain from it and how it is of valuable to them.
Intelligence exists in several areas, which includes music. The concept of aesthetics allows us to see into ourselves, which in turn helps the development of the intelligences. Not only are these intelligences brought up greatly in music education, but they can be transferred to other areas as well, allowing students to grow more through their other subjects. My philosophy of music education is committed to offering a comprehensive program of Music Education to all students, at all levels who want to participate in musical study. The emphasis will be upon daily music education as it is developed in the classroom, through performance, and in the belief that students best learn to understand and appreciate music by active involvement in music.