Why Music Should Be in Every Classroom

Read how educators can use the power of rhythm and song to improve childhood development.
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Posted on May 31, 2022
A child plays violin in a classroom

Joan Koenig has recently contributed an article to the international teachers organization, the ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.) The ASCD was created in 1943 to support and advance teaching practices, and now has more than 100 000 members. The key takeaway?  Musical practice benefits all children, and needs to be available in every classroom.  “Making music together can foster a vital sense of belonging, providing an antidote to isolation. In fact, more than 30 years of research into musical practice and the brain shows that music helps with many of the necessary skills needed for learning, growth, and development.