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.”