Painting, sculpting, music. It’s all a part of a system. An Art system that is. There are many artists from all over the world who have made or still do make a good living creating art for the public. So why don’t we incorporate more art into school? Schools from all over the world should have more music classes widespread available for students.
It is admittedly true that few students would actually want to apply for a music class, or if forced to, would be very unhappy. However, the results of kids who do want to pursue music or do want to do music in school is innumerable
First there’s stress relief. Many students reportedly say that music seems to help calm them and lets out the stress of their other school work. Studies have concluded that when a child is exposed to music, their basic immune system improves and it helps relieve stress. Studies have also proven over the years that being exposed to music slows the pulse and heart rate, lowers blood pressure and lower stress levels significantly.
If music has been shown to help reduce stress levels, it could also help keep the child/teen who wants to pursue music at a steady level and to relieve stress off their body early on. For many, it could be a nice break, and even help with their schoolwork, which would be beneficial to the student later in life.
Music also helps you think. Many people often think that when someone plays music, that they're just making sounds and reading easy notes. It’s much more than that, however. Many more studies done on students often show time and time again that learning to play music gets the brain rolling , and causes the student to really think whether they like it or not. A reason for this that might be that playing music is s harder than it looks. No one can just start out knowing the notes and the correct way to play an instrument.
When students play music, they actually have to learn how to play an instrument and understand how it works, to make it sound good. And when students do start learning, it makes it easier, yet harder, because they are learning the new notes which will eventually lead them to be mentally stronger, in which, quite frankly, students need to be in order to be successful in school.
Speaking of mental strength, perhaps one of the biggest and most important points of having music available is it increases student’s test and assignment grades.
Studies from all over the world have concluded this, showing that kids who were exposed to music and actually playing it were doing much better in their work, and were doing much better in their test grades overall.
So, if music can help kids so much in school and just in their overall intelligence, why don’t we have it all over, or why does it keep getting cut out of school programs? In the end, music has been shown time and time again to be very useful for students.
Check with your school counselor to see if there are any music-related classes to get into. You never know. Maybe that grade in Math or History will improve because of it.