The Effect of Music in Students

775 WordsFeb 16, 20183 Pages
“Music is an important and extremely useful tool in the way we learn and to deny its power is a waste of a truly wonderful resource” (Kristian David Olson). Many researches have shown that music can have an affect on a variety of different conditions, including; ones’ education, social connection, and mental healing. Educationally, music can prepare your brain for superior achievements. In effect, this can cause a better understanding of mathematics and language skills or abilities. Socially, music can help build one's’ character, self confidence, and also give a feeling of belonging. In other words, music can help build on the social aspects of students. One other way music has an effect is in mental healing. Scientific studies has shown that music therapy can result in a positive change on the body, mind and spirit of students. To begin with, music can add an educational value to students everyday. To show this in an example, we can use the research found by the National Center for Educational Statistics Morrison (1994). This research reported that on a sample size of 13,327 sophomores in high school those who were actively participating in a musical program expressed higher grades than those who were not involved in a musical program (Donald A. Hodges and Debra S. O’Connell). One way we can show that music can increase grades and achievements in students is in mathematics. Students that are participating in music not only perform better on mathematical assignments, but
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