I am currently a music education teacher in a private Christian school and it amazes me every day what some of my students are capable of. Some of my 1st and 2nd graders often spout out about how they listened to Mahler or Beethoven over the weekend!! It also amazes me how often I hear that this or that public school has decided to discontinue their music programs due to lack of funding and students needing more (fill in the blank).
Check out this interesting infographic on what some of the benefits actually are for music education. Usually taking a break from the core subjects and taking music, can make the core subjects sink in deeper!
What do you remember from music class?
What is one thing you would change so that your child could have a better future with regards to music education and how it is taught?