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Music in education is essential to our children because it increases their listening skills andis a common method of communication for cultures worldwide Music is Education Thereare schools attempting to eliminate teaching musical arts to our children The board ofeducation claims they must provide education by concentrating on the basic academiccourses but what they dont realize is that music is a major part of basic education Wemust not allow them to pull the teaching of music out of our school curriculums becausemusic is an essential form of communication Our children do not have to be fluent in thearts to receive the value of broad exposure to the different musical dialogues Deprivationof a very valuable part of education occurs if we do not teach them to appreciate a widevariety of music Metaphorically speaking we often associate the terms language andgrammar with the term music This association leads us to believe that music is a form oflanguage possibly because no symbol system other than language has the same potentialas music of infinite productivity and precision It takes a multitude of directions andphonetic-type symbolism to produce a pleasant sounding musical composition This relatesvery closely to the requirements of everyday language The primary objective of anyspoken language is to convey a persons thoughts in a comprehensible fashion but wemust remember that everyone thinks and comprehends everything differently Musicallanguage contains vast quantities of words to help people understand how originalcomposers intended to play a specific piece Musical language also has directions thatallow and encourage some scope of original interpretation and minor departures from thewritten score resulting in no two performances sounding exactly alike The Englishlanguage as we know it carries a very strong parallel to these same interpretable wordsDialect and slang are just two of the many connotative forms to speak different languagesAll languages contain these variations and reinforce the need for striving towardunderstanding a basically generic language It would be very difficult to speak to anon-English speaking person and
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