Music is Eternal
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a higher IQ? Music lessons can achieve this goal (Music). The problem is that most school districts do not seem to think of it as an importance. When money goes down, the first thing they start cutting is performing and visual art programs. Especially in Texas, they see more importance in athletic events then in the arts. Fine arts programs should be treated equally with sports programs if not more important because it can help a child academically, it gives the opportunity for a safer future, and it allows each individual to express who they are.
The argument is that sports allow a student to release their anger and depression. To me, that just sounds like coaches train their athletes to be violent. Even with proper safety equipment one angry monster can cause major damage to an opponent, in any sport. It is sad to know that school district authorities ignore the statistics of music, and continue to unevenly fund athletic programs.
A lot of people have been involved in music since they were really young, and they believe that it has helped them with their academics. Many experiments have been done by universities proving that music can make a child smarter if presented during early development. Some of the major things it is shown to be an impact in is in important qualities like linguistic skills, empathy and abstract thinking (Are). The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology states that, “Memory and learning can be enhanced, and this used with good results in children with learning disabilities” (Turner). It seems to be true because all my music friends have good speech skills, great care for others, creative thinking and a good memory. Academically, music has mostly helped me in math, but it has also helped me in all the other subjects.
According to the University of Virginia “Approximately 3.5 million children and adolescents ages 14 and under get hurt annually playing sports or participating in...