In the article “The Importance of Music Education”, author Alexis Kalivretenos states:
“What if there was one activity that could benefit every student in every school across the nation? An activity that could improve grades and scores on standardized testing? An activity that would allow students to form lasting friendships? An activity that would help students become more disciplined and confident?
Fortunately, there is such an activity. Unfortunately, many schools will not make it a part of their curriculum, due to issues of funding and scheduling. This activity is something that everyone is aware of, but not everyone has a chance to participate in. This activity is music.”
Music classes (both private OR group instruction) should be an important part of the list of educational opportunities for every child. What would happen if music were to disappear?