Importance of Music in Schools

Do you think that music is an important aspect in our everyday day school life? Well to begin with, what is music to you as a person? To me music is an amazing and fundamental way of either use for soothing some stress one may retain or simply a way to escape your life of pain and work or other things you may be going through. Either way we all have a reason for listening to music and we can all agree that there is no age limit to listen to music or at least not explicit music for the young kids. The reason why i say music is important is because i tend to see that most schools nowadays don’t really seem to care about music being involved with students in school but i say otherwise.

A reason i consider music a fundamental aspect in schools is because it’s easier to memorize things way faster than writing int down or having to study all night so we can save students’ sleepless nights full on headaches and instead have them practice with soothing music of their own because everyone has a different music taste. If you would like a more rather scientific approach then here it is; Prior research had shown that listening to music that people considered pleasurable increased the release of dopamine in the brain, and dopamine is well known as a “feel good” neurotransmitter. Other research had also shown that dopamine promotes learning to approach rewards, while a deficiency of dopamine promotes learning of punishments. In simpler terms, there is a chemical in the brain that helps you feel better or happy and basically help you interpret things in a more positive and fun way when listening to music. Unlike when you’re studying in a quiet room with a light on trying to remember things it makes either remember what is a possibility of the consequences you could receive if you fail. Another reason why i believe music is important to use while studying or trying to memorize something is because you can absorb the knowledge in a easier and upbeat way to help you feel better towards studying or any other activities you might find boring. For I, in silence am easily distracted by the slightest noise, even by a creak in the floor boards.

School often seems to lack enthusiasm within its walls and bores students because they like to have fun activities but are usually required to do regular, non-entertaining tasks. Now, what some People consider boring can also be very fearful and daunting to them to either present their work in front of their colleagues or the teachers. School is different to everyone but some students struggle with fear and anxiety during school in crowds, presentations, asking questions, etc. Music itself can be a teacher itself by teaching students to be responsible risk-takers because Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential. Music can possibly teach students more about fear such as stage fright and help them be more confident in presenting instead of letting their fear, shyness, or any other doubt they have in their minds but to actually do well for themselves so they can have a better chance of improving.

There is also another similar topic of anxiety, fear, empathy, self-confidence, and emotions to sum it up. In schools students have different views on learning and sitting in class to do work unlike others that may think it is boring and maybe a bit useful in life. Perhaps all they need is a little boost of happiness to make their outlook on school be a bit brighter in the morning than the grey clouds persuade them to be. According to some studies it shows that music can help students emotionally develop more empathy towards other cultures, their peers and staff members instead of being crazy and careless. Also new research shows that even sad music can lift your mood, while other studies suggest music can boost happiness and reduce anxiety. According to recent research from Durham University in the United Kingdom and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, published in PLOS ONE stated that “Even sad music brings most listeners pleasure and comfort.” Music can have many features to aid students academically, mentally, emotionally, and internationally but only if we give music a chance instead of pushing it away. You never know, music could possibly be a game changer.

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