The Importance of Music
Music is important for many reasons. It is a universal language that enables children to engage more fully with the world around them. Their lives are surrounded by music – their computer games, favourite tv programmes and films, the car radio, ipods, even at the shops. By developing an understanding of what they hear around them daily, they can develop their ability to reason their opinions about what they like and dislike and why. A musical education enables children to develop skills in many areas, not just music, which will help them to make better progress in other subjects. Music enhances language skills, creativity, reasoning, problem solving, dedication to high standards, co-ordination, confidence, discipline and team-work and this is why a rounded music education is so important.