Essay on American Schools Need Music Education

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American Schools Need Music Education For years, I have studied music. I cannot picture my life without it. In my schooling, I participated in various orchestras and choirs, learning eight different instruments along the way. It was my high school music program that instilled a passion for music inside me. Not only did I enjoy attending my music classes in high school, but I enjoyed all my classes, a fact that many of my peers cannot claim. Learning how to think as a musician has also taught me how to think as a mathematician, a writer, a scholar, and as a future educator. Most people are not aware of the advantages children have in after taking classes in the arts. These classes teach kids to be more…show more content…
Their core constituency is comprised of local arts agencies throughout the country, stakeholder groups with interests in art, and emerging arts leaders (artsusa.org) Located on the Americans for the Arts main webpage are featured access points such as its public awareness campaign, facts about effects art education has on students, success stories and testimonials from those who lead better lives because of the arts, ways to get involved in the effort, and government policies that have been put into action concerning the deterioration of arts in public schools. A letter posted on the website, written by President George W. Bush, to the first joint meeting of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and Americans for the Arts, states the following: “From music and dance to painting and sculpting, the arts allow us to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. They also encourage individuals to sharpen their skills and abilities and to nurture their imagination and intellect. As a Nation, we must continue to recognize the importance of the arts in building strong and vibrant communities.” As a viewer of this website, I have learned how truly beneficial the arts are to all students. Did you know that young people who engage in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week for at least one year are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, 3 times
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