Sacks explains the significant effects of exposing children to music early in their lives (“Importance”). If children are exposed to music and understand music sooner, they will experience the cognitive and physical effects much earlier. These effects include the release of dopamine, prolactin and oxytocin. Also, strengthened reading skills, memory, and attentiveness. This can help students academically and in everyday life.
Music teaches skills that you use in school and in work. Music teaches discipline. When learning a new song you have to work on the hard parts over and over to get them right. You also have to listen to the band director. It also teaches perseverance because you can’t give up if you are learning to play an instrument or else you will never become good.
Why are schools cutting music programs? A little girl, just entering 5th grade, really confused about who she is and where she belongs in the world. She sits on the back of the bus with her friends, when one of them pulls out their clarinet, even though it’s against the rules. The little girl then takes the clarinet and begins to attempt to play it, completely surprising her when she can.
“Teens who spend more time watching the sex and violence depicted in… rap music videos are more likely to practice these behaviors in real life..” says Sid Kirchheimer in “Does Rap Put Teens at Risk?”. There has been a great deal of controversy over whether or not rap music is harmful. Some say that gangster music will put teens (children, adults, etc.) at risk of doing destructive activities featured in the music videos, while on the other hand, some say that hip-hop music can help people with mental illnesses and depression in a positive way. Rap music puts people at risk because of the disastrous activities it leads people to do and the future generations to come.
In 2016 our youth and society falls victim to the music industry and its impact on how we dress, dance and act. Music is a catalyst to allow others a glimpse into our minds. Rather you write a symphony or an R&B song the music we compose is a piece of ourselves. Through the power of music we change the world and people around us, much like the musicians before our
Gina M. Wingwood, an assistant at a health school, found that teen girls who listen and watch rap music are more likely to hit a teacher and more likely to be arrested. Her statistics show “ teenage girls who listen and watch rap videos frequently-more than fourteen hours a week- were three times more likely to hit a teacher and more than 2.5 times as likely to have been arrested than girls who aren’t such devoted rap fans.” Wingwood’s study shows more surprising facts that show that rap is affecting teen girls in a very awful way. Just because
Music is more than that it’s something beautiful produced based on the musicians. For example when we play in class when you feel the emotion and the feeling of playing it’s just so wonderful. Music is the way kids and people show their emotions although even on a bad day we try to play well because we do not want to be the big mess up in class. Music to me is the beginning of my passion. As students, we engage in learning through a more interactive and exciting learning experience.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). If my childhood was filled with anything: it was imagination. From my earliest memories of my cousin, and I putting on a sold out concert on my papaw’s front porch; to putting my baby dolls to sleep with lullabies. Music has always been a big part of my life: it was the one thing I could always count on, no matter where I went; and that still stands true today.
Imagination can be developed when children are creating their own musical instruments as the child can discover the different sounds of different materials they use. Some children are appealed to music because of the variety of sounds the instruments can make. (Campbell et al, 2010). Music develops the artistic awareness, self-expression, self-growth, self-esteem and multicultural sensitivity which all forms part of the holistic development of the
Popular artists who produce certain types of music have been known to get sucked into to the dangers of using drugs, and it is reflected in their music. Snoop Dogg released a song titled “Smoke Weed Everyday,” in which he says “Hey hey hey. Smoke weed everyday.” Teens are known to give in to peer pressure as well as try to be cool, and when artists they admire start promoting drugs, how do you think it affects them? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “About 570,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to drug use.”
Another example can be seen by Sharon Begley’s July 24 issue of Science and Technology in which she stated that listening to music starting at a young age helps a child do better in math and science. Again, others might claim that music education in school is a “waste of money and time”. This statement can be contradicted by researcher MIT professor Jeanne Bamberge. Bamberge claims that because of music, children are able to listen and learn better and faster than those who aren’t blessed with music educations. In addition, music increases students’ abilities to listen and learn.
In the end, the music is created with the main themes of sex, drug abuse, and immorality that cause negative effects on the life of teenagers (Elligan, 2004). In this case, the listener should always be wise to ensure that the music does not have a negative impact on behaviors, mood, and sexual orientations in the
I am currently a senior in the Occupational Therapy program. As I prepare to go out on fieldwork in the upcoming semesters, reflecting on how music relates to occupational therapy has had a benefit in my thinking of my future job. I have had the amazing opportunity to be working with children with disabilities for many years. Most of the children I have worked with have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined as, “a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others” (“About Autism | Autism Society" 1).
Results showed significant differences in social, cognitive and physical development preferring the children in the experimental group, this suggests that music can create a more relaxed learning