Music is a vital component of a child’s growth and should be a part of their school curriculum just like any Math or English class. Of course, that means some students will excel at it while others will not enjoy it at all, but that is only natural. Some people HATE math. They just aren’t very good at it, and wish it didn't exist, but we can’t function in our society without having some basic concepts to get by. And just like math, we NEED music in our everyday life to get by. Music has the ability to transfer into any other course you might take in school. Learning how to read music makes you better at learning languages, music theory helps with math proficiency, and learning an instrument can help increase your memory. But, music also teaches life lessons that no other activity or hobby can teach you. I’ve learned many hard lessons about preparation, honesty, and friendship that I apply every day. I’ve had opportunities to become a leader among my peers and earn respect that I wouldn’t have been able to do without having been so heavily involved in music.
But there is also a universal beauty to learning music. Music is meant to create an emotional effect, no matter where you are in the world. It's an international language that can express love, sadness, joy or pain, but it can be so different at the same time. For some cultures music shares fables or myths that tell stories about the past or teach lessons for the future. Other cultures use music as a dance to create a bond within a tribe or group of people. While some use music to express themselves and their individuality. No matter where you go, music is vital to that society. Without a basic understanding of music, how could we ever truly appreciate this international language?