Music training can help increase your working memory as well as auditory learning. (Strickland). Music training can help flex a high-working memory load. It helps expand your working memory capacity, and therefore reduces impairing effects of a memory overload (Klemm). An experiment done with second graders from an elementary school showed proof of this.
Where as the technical aspects of music--learning to read music or understand key signatures--help develope the left side of the brain. Exercising the brain through stu... ... middle of paper ... ... orchestras. He learn the meaning of responsibility when he is given the solo in a concert piece. These young musicians learn these things and other beneficial attributes. 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.
As a future educator it is my job to use a variety of teaching methods, and one of those methods should be applying music in my lessons. Teaching music is not an easy task. It is hard to teach children songs especially when used in the daily classroom curriculum. Thought there are a variety of methods that teachers can use when teaching students music. One of those few methods is the chunk and chain.
They can also develop self-confidence in “being able to perform musically, to entertain audiences, and to understand and follow a composer's intentions…one [of the many skills] that transfers into all of life's venues” (Petress). Furthermore, the former U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, states that “studying music and the arts elevates children’s education, expands student’s horizons, and teaches them to appreciate the wonder of life” as he describes the influence of music education. Music provides students with the opportunity to be independent and to really focus on achievement... ... middle of paper ... .... This is very important to the students’ futures. Last but not least, research has suggested that secondary students who study music tend to perform better academically and in staying above the influence in comparison to students who are not involved with music (Catterall et al.
Students are more capable of linking subjects, such as music and science, together. Also, music integration has been found to improve students' achievement and motivation within the classroom. Sale and Osborn (2013) say, "Students can learn through their visual sense, applying pictures and architecture to the music they are studying" (p. 54). Teachers can integrate music with other disciplines, such as history or mathematics, but also with other arts, such as drama or art. Examples of drama in music are easy to see, and teachers can use art to inspire even a young student in achieving a beautiful sound.
As a result of less time being focused on the common core subjects, board members believe that the test scores and GPAs of students will decrease. This is narrow minded way of thinking, a school in Davenport looked into the grades and GPAs of students involved in music at the school and found that students who were involved in music education courses we academically inclined when compared to those who were not in them. “Music bestows on mental processes which are implicated in academic achievement, music programs are a wise investment in children with varying academic interests. The enhanced brain development that musicians obtain can be exploited in a variety of different academic disciplines. In particular, musicians have increased corpus callosum density,” (Breen 8).
December 27, 2003. [online] Available: childparenting.about.com Weinberger, Norman M. "The Music in Our Minds." Educational Leadership Nov. 1998:36-39
It is also a way of knowing how children see the world, express their views and how they come to know the world. Feeney et al, (2006) emphasises that arts such as music help children to develop their senses and they are essential part of children’s growing up. Listening to music is fundamental to all forms of music-making and musical experience. To hear music is relatively easy, provided no physical barriers exist. However, to listen to music with understanding and comprehension requires repeated exposure and guided learning.
Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning (Phillips). Learning and listening to music at a young age helps kids be more reasonable and better understand things more. There is a link between music and spatial intelligence (Phillips). This means that kids have the “ability to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures of things”(Phillips). Students in art classes learn to think creatively and to solve probl... ... middle of paper ... ...
The many different forms of involvement provide the stepping-stones that lead to the future for children and young adults. Through the many different experiences, children and young adults are presented with the opportunities to grow as performers and as people. Music also provides an excellent source for improvement of teamwork, confidences, and time management. Music holds the keys to the success of the future. Children have shown to work, learn, and play in many different ways.