Why Learn Music?

July 7, 2011

Just two months ago, many local school music teachers received pink slips because the state decided to cut music programs from the schools around here.  When I heard about this, I was actually thinking of sending my son to a private school where I know the music program won’t be cut.  Due to the large amount of upset parents who responded to the state’s decision, our local school music programs were saved! HOORAY!!!!!!

Here is a list of WHY we learn music for your reference:

Appreciation of music

Focus / concentration

Perseverance

Time management

Fine motor control

Coordination

Self-discipline

Self-expression

Self-esteem

Confidence

Performance skills

Stage presence

Poise

Public speaking

Problem solving

Goal setting

Responsibility

Memory

Intelligence

Realizing one’s potential

Sense of perfecting each step

Group skills

Noncompetitive attitude

Sharing of ideas

Creativity Cooperation

Tenacity

Delayed gratification

Ability to listen

Ability to take instruction

Respect Self control

Tolerance

Ability to prioritize

Flexibility

Leadership

Ability to follow

Learn from mistakes

Share emotions

Preparedness

Positive attitude

The pleasure of giving the gift of music

I’m sure there are other great reasons why people learn music that are not on this list.  Therefore, please support your child’s school music program and let the principals know just how important music is to you and your child:)

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