Music in Our Schools Month
Imagine. Thriller. Born in the U.S.A.. Hotel California and even Baby One More Time. Some of the top songs of all time. Music is a part of the fabric of our lives and is often what has united us versus divided us. Unless of course you’re battling over what song or music style you feel is the best.
Culture, communication and expressing creativity is a part of what music is all about and is celebrated by schools and children every March during Music in Our Schools Month. A lack of money has often inspired great songs and it is actually in part what inspired Music in Our Schools Month. Educators are eager to ensure that music education remains a part of our children’s lives. And so it should.
As intrinsic as music is to popular culture, music is more than the rhythm of our lives. It is actually one of the building blocks of successful kids and adults. As Moms we rely on music to develop spatial intelligence in newborns. Many Moms are singing and playing music for their children in the womb.
Moreover, there is scientific evidence that proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students. College admittance tends to favor students who have a background in the arts as it is believed that these students have a broader awareness of the world around them. And in the world, every human culture expresses its ideas and values through music.
My husband who is an recording artist often speaks at schools and stresses the importance of music education, his mantra is actually the MENC’s theme for this year “Music lasts a lifetime”. It’s never too early or too late to enjoy music. Share some of your favorite songs with your children and get them interested in music. Encourage your child today to participate in music programs at school.