Empowering Our Future Through Music Education
Music creates a window into the soul and a pathway into the heart. It does not find its home in a certain race, gender, or culture; instead it tells a story that creates a change in every person it encounters. At twenty years old, music has been a vital piece of my life for as long as I can remember. What started as enjoyable background sounds evolved into a passionate adoration when implemented into my education. Music has a profound psychological effect on the minds of children and can completely alter their future. Studies have shown the exponential benefits of music education for students. Yet our society’s view of the importance of music has diminished and has become reflected in the legislative policies that result in the removal of music from our schools. Our nation has the opportunity to reverse the trend before this problem causes a catastrophic deprivation in our future generations. The integration of music into a child’s education is essential to our nation’s future due to the psychological and physical adaptations created in the brain.