With budget cuts and shifts in the curriculum regularly occurring, arts and music are often the first to go, considered as they often are unessential electives. Those passionate about music know this is far from the case however, as illustrated in these five points.
In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Courtney Myers lists the top five reasons why music education is important.
"Let’s face it. Adolescence can be a tricky time in one’s life. There are tons of changes, from our hormones to our physical shape, and dealing with it all can be overwhelming. If there were ever a period of time when students need an outlet the most, it’s those critical years. While some might seek solace or escape through alcohol or drugs, music is a healthy and creative way for them to tap into their feelings and release any frustrations or tensions they have lying under the surface."