How Kids Benefit from Music Education in Schools

from the MMF Music Library

Parents often don't fully understand the value that the K-6 general music program brings to their child's education. Not because they aren't interested. Instead, it's because the very school systems that offer that programs miss the rich rewards that music education offers. Therefore, they aren't able to communicate it themselves.

If you're interested in sharing these rich rewards, and supporting this vital part of your child's curriculum, please feel free to print the following and share it with you child's music teacher. They might be interested in printing it in their next music concert program.

Music appeals to our senses and draws out interaction. Music excites us, soothes us, and brings us joy. The goal of music education should be to stimulate an aesthetic experience in the learner by introducing a variety of styles that bring about an understanding of music.

  • Music builds strong thinkers as students compare and contrast, problem solve, analyze, create and evaluate.
  • Music becomes history as students see the relationship an earlier time had with music.
  • Music becomes culture as students define the differences in the music of many countries and races of our world.
  • Music becomes math as students understand the organization of sound.
  • Music becomes art as students discover the color, texture and composition of a piece of music.
  • Music becomes dance as one seeks to understand the range of expressive qualities of music through movement.
  • Music education includes a broad scope of experiences to build up the whole child.

Congratulations parents for supporting music in your school!