Skip to main content

Music Education - Important in Schools

Millions of children in schools enjoy music each day by singing a song during circle time, learning to play an instrument, or singing a part in a chorus. This month, musicians and music educators celebrate Music in Our Schools Month sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.
Music In Our Schools Month celebrates all the benefits of having quality music education programs in schools and encourages districts to maintain such programs at a time when many face tough budgetary constraints.
Music education supporters advocate the importance of exposing young children to a variety of instruments, choral arrangements, and styles of music to enhance their educational experience and foster their academic, social, and emotional growth.
These supporters insist that music is more than an enjoyable hobby – and there is some science to back up these claims.
A 2007 study published in the Journal for Research in Music Education tied quality music education instruction to improved academic performance—specifically, better scores on standardized tests.
A 2005 article in The Midland Chemist found almost all of the past winners of the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology for high school students played one or more instruments, supporting a long-debated connection between success in music and science.
Often times, teachers and parents themselves report that studying music teaches discipline, perseverance, and work ethic.
Florida mother Kerissa Blue credits music with instilling a list of positive traits in her 12-year-old son, including patience, teamwork, discipline, and respect. She also observed an increase in his reading comprehension. Her son Krystopher added studying music has helped him with his reading fluency, creating mental images, and recognition of patterns.
Krystopher previously learned to play clarinet and took private lessons four days a week for four years. He currently participates in his middle school band playing percussion. When asked what level of dedication is needed to be successful in music, he replied "A lot!"
In New Jersey, River Edge's Teacher of the Year, music teacher Kelly Dent said she enjoys watching students express themselves in a cooperative setting. She called those moments "pure magic."  
"The experience can be as simple as performing a hand clapping game with a partner, or as complex as a four part canon, but the result is the same- an improvement in emotional well-being and enhanced sensitivity to the needs of others,” Dent said. “In this way, music programs, especially those focused on making music, play an essential role in the development of social skills and emotional awareness in students."
In addition to the potential benefits of engaging in musical activities, exposing children to music at a young age may even open an avenue towards a career. Prior to entering the teaching profession, Dent herself played the French horn in a number of Broadway orchestras, including Wicked.
"As a child, I benefited immensely from musical experiences in my community,” Dent said. “I was able to travel the world, participate in summer music festivals, and eventually come to New York City to study. All of this was possible because of my early exposure to music lessons and ensembles."
Music therapy has proven to have some success among children with disabilities, as well. Children are drawn to the rhythm of the instruments and many find a way to communicate and open themselves up by singing or playing an instrument. Increasingly, schools and after-school programs for children with disabilities are incorporating music therapy and seeing great results.
Music In Our Schools Month aims to highlight the many benefits quality music education programs can have on children in America's schools. Supporters are already out there, raising money and awareness to maintain these programs – which they say is essential to a child’s mental awareness and development.  Do you agree?
Jennifer Cerbasi teaches at a public school for children on the autism spectrum in New Jersey. As a coordinator of Applied Behavioral Analysis programs in the home, she works with parents to create and implement behavioral plans for their children in an environment that fosters both academic and social growth. In addition to her work both in the classroom and at home, she is also a member of the National Association of Special Education Teachers and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Jennifer is an educational consultant who works with families and educators to establish healthy and productive routines in the home and school. Adapting behavior management techniques she implemented for years as a special educator, she helps parents and teachers adopt these tools to fit their unique needs and priorities. Jennifer also speaks to parent and education groups on current topics in education and children's health.

Reference:http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/28/how-important-is-music-education-in-schools/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Behavioral Targeting

What is Behavioral Targeting?
It  refers to a range of technologies and techniques used by online website publishers and advertisers which allows them to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns by capturing data generated by website and landing page visitors. When it is done without the knowledge of users, it may be considered a breach of browser security and illegal by many countries' privacydata protection and consumer protection laws.

Why Learn Behavioral Targeting?

How Behavioral Targeting will help my business Grow?



When a consumer visits a web site, the pages they visit, the amount of time they view each page, the links they click on, the searches they make and the things that they interact with, allow sites to collect that data, and other factors, create a 'profile' that links to that visitor's web browser. As a result, site publishers can use this data to create defined audience segments based upon visitors that have similar profiles. When visitors return…

Explore SMM tools to make you grow further and succeed in the digital world

Social Media Marketing (SMM) has arrived. We need to make use of some key tools here. We bring information about these to you.




1# Later – Instagram Scheduler Later is known as premium social media marketing tools to plan your visual content marketing.It’s an easy-to-use tool to schedule and manage your Instagram posts via any devices such as the computer, iPhone, tablet or android so that you can manage your account from anywhere. It has an ability to add team members and this is a keynote in this particular social media marketing tool.
Pricing: Free Plan: Available It has afree plan that allows you to publish up to 30 posts and 2 reposts per month on an Instagram profile. There are also a couple of things such as it helps to socialize with Facebook, Twitter, and other marketing tools as well.
Other Premium Plans: For Individuals: 9$ For Businesses: 19$, 29$, 49$

2# Oktopost – Social Media Management aimed atB2B Marketing Ocktopost is a social media management tool which is specifically design…

eLearning

Is there any time in our Life where we are not Learning...???


if that's SO then how come we all are not Inspired and Excited about Learning?


How to combine the two Fun and Growth while Learning?






In previous times, before the trend of e-learning resources like studying management techniques, individuals who wanted to create educational material either to offer or for use within an company created paper-based material like guides, and rich the program with movie and sound material. Of course, publication posting, is still a big business. And the idea of generating an income by developing knowledge to be used in an educational or professional setting is still interesting for many individuals.
The conventional education and learning where a undergraduate gets to fulfill a lot of person & return his or her concepts is something that is losing with the e-Learning factor. There is just no physical contact & everything is just, exclusive when you discuss of e learning So, it is al…

Hacking-free

The Internet is the new lifeline to people and social networking sites have become intensely popular. This is the time when websites and blogs are the new identity address. It acts like an equalizer and eliminates geographical restrictions over emotions or opportunities. However, even this great system is not devoid of problems. The most intense threat in this case is hacking. What is hacking?  It is basically a technological process using which people, other than the owner of the blog, social networking page or website, might get access to these pages without the owner’s permission. With the various tools and computer language scripts that are being developed, Hacking is also gaining momentum. Here we can attempt to enumerate some anti hacking tips that might help people to prevent their blogs from hackers. ·    Update – New version of the blogging software is released to overcome the problems in the older version. Get in the top of the game by constantly updating your blog page to the…

Obama success via Link-spirals

How were Obama & Romney Competing in Digital space


2008 was the hallmark for use of Technology in Politics.Worlds Politicians shifted their attention to Social-media not because they were fancied by it but Politicians understood their presence and engagement with the new breed of citizens via Digital medium is Vital.

One of the finest mix of digital communication channels that even the techo-wizards are wondering TheDigital worldknows of Link wheel a normally used slang in digital-domain for linking their website with their own online properties by wheel-spoke arrangement.
The Secret is now out its not the Link Wheel but Link Spirals that Mr. Obama and his Genius Designed and Executed systematically. Politicians are now devising the Digital strategy as an Integral part of their Campaigns to ensure their win in polls.
Online Consultants have conducted enough Deep Research and have come out with the Best Practices Guide for Politicians going for Polls which enumerates detailed Do's a…