The Effects Of Music Education On Mainstream Education Essay

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This research focuses on answering if music education has enough crossover benefit to include it into our mainstream education. Two scholarly articles, a blog, a personal story and an online article were selected and consulted to find the answer to this question. Many authors in many articles had minimal criticism of music education and most were in favor of music education. Findings were that yes, music education does in fact have enough crossover benefit to include it into mainstream education. Music education may be time consuming and sometimes expensive, yet the benefits of self-discipline, deeper conceptual thinking, more developed brain function, and endless creativity of students makes it very worthwhile.

Henry David Thoreau once stated, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” People have different perceptions about everything, but some statements are simply fact. Though fact may be fact, opinion and perspective plays a huge role in our society, especially the education side of society. Everyone on Earth has experienced music in some way, but a question some have pondered is, does music education have enough crossover benefit to academics to include it in our mainstream education? As we explore the pages upon pages of research on this topic, it is to be found that music education provides more than enough crossover

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