The importance of learning music and art cannot be stressed enough. The benefits are immense and include improving social interaction, emotional wellbeing and self-expression, as well as forming a sense of school unity, especially with regard to music and choir. It also helps to create a more balanced and well-rounded education, offering alternate means of student achievement for those students who are not so strong academically.
Included below are just a few reasons as to why it is important to include music in the curriculum:
- Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
- A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.
- Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
- Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.
- Kids can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
Music is very much part and parcel of almost every school, no exception at our school. Our specialized music teacher offers our pupils the opportunity to study different music styles from all over the world.
Pupils are given a platform to develop their individual feelings and creativity.
Music theory lessons cover (ABRSM) Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus and the scientific study of musical instruments in relation to their culture.
Practical lessons are the core business of music, at Lusitânia we have a Marimba Band, Choir and a Jazz Band.
Our pupils usually perform on school functions and other inter schools events such as the combined choral concerts.
Musical festivals such as Allied Arts offer our pupils the platform to show case and expose their talents.
Music is helping our pupils to become better communicators and to appreciate various cultures and beliefs.