Without education, society could not grow and prosper. Education is important to not only the children receiving it and their parents, but members of the community as a whole. Education incorporates not only science and math, but music education as well. Music Education is important to children because of the positive impact it has on other subject areas in school, like math and science, as well as its overall impact on children, and the most efficient time to start music education is as soon as they are born. Unfortunately, there are still are still schools without music programs. Some schools with a music program don’t reach all their students.
Many studies have been done to prove that music education is linked to better grades and test scores in other subjects. College board, a website most students use to take their SAT’s and ACT’s, releases a report on the Data collected during these tests. During the years 2009 to 2013, the information collected by college board showed that students that took the test and had a music education for over 4 years scored fifty-two, fifty, and fifty-six points higher in critical reading, mathematics, and writing respectively than a student who took the test and had less than half a year of music education (College Board 13).
People always wonder why music helps in these different subject areas when music has nothing to do with math or science, but they are wrong. Music is math and science, and even a foreign language. Students must subdivide the notes into fractions instantly, not work it out on paper. Music is exact, and the piece of music a student reads is like a chart, which shows volume changes, intensities, pitches. There is math and science, but there is more. A lot of terms in music are in latin or french, and the actual idea of music is a complex sort hand, using symbols to depict ideas. There is foreign language, but there is even more. Between the proper posture, using muscles to hold instruments, and hand eye coordination music can be considered physical education. Of course, Music is also an art, as it can express emotions (“Why Teach Music).
The fact that music incorporates all these different subject areas is just one reason why it helps in other subjects. Music affects children in many ways. Children who study music have a larger vocabulary and better reading skills than students who do not study music. This helps them improve their essay writing, which is an important skill to have in high school and college. Studying music also helps the brain comprehend speech when there is noise or other distractions going on. This means that there is an even greater benefit to music education for kids with learning disabilities or children who lose focus easily. Music education also affects the way a persons brain comprehends the human language. This allows students to have an easier time learning a second language, which is now a very important skill to have when applying for jobs. Another benefit is that...