How much does your kid get from music in school? A lot more than you think

When you ask Knox County Schools music teachers why they think a school music program is important, they give surprisingly different answers.

We all know that music enhances math skills and encourages discipline and perseverance.

But foreign languages? Emotional well-being and consideration for others, including taking care of someone else’s possessions? DIY? Not to mention skills also learned in sports, such as coordination, physical confidence and teamwork?

I love this article. Eight music teachers describe why they think music programs are important. The answers are diverse, from “enhancing language skills” to my favorite, “developing the whole person.”

How much does your kid get from music in school? A lot more than you think | knoxnews.com