Music Education Needs Its Fair Share This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Think about it: what would the world be like without orchestras andbands?

It certainly sounds like it in schools. When budget cuts have to bemade, music is always the first to go. When a musical achievement is made, it isthe last one to be noticed. Most people don't realize the affect music has. Forexample it helps develop discipline, perseverance, goal setting, self-esteem but most ofall, studies show that kids today who study music have a higher grade pointaverage than those who don't.

To me music is my way of expressing feelingsand emotions. It has taught me to work hard and not to give up something I reallywant to achieve or accomplish.

I continue to study the flute and willnever give it up because the number one rule of playing an instrument is "Nomatter how difficult it seems, the impossible just becomes possible."?

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 12 at 12:21 am
i love this so much!
SpringRayyn said...
Feb. 12, 2011 at 11:00 am
you have forgotten many spaces. but it makes a point.
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 6:26 am
I like the idea. Maybe, if you wanted to build on this article some more, you could research studies on how music can affect one's actions - eg. calming one down so he/she doesn't shoot up a school, or whatever. Also, a point you may want to bring up is music throughout the ages - it's always survived. I mean, we like it! It's lasted for thousands of years only for suit-wearing big heads to toss it down the drain? ;) This a great start. If you're going to add more to it, please let me know. I'd... (more »)
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