3 Awful Things That Happen When Children are Denied Daily Arts Instruction in Schools
National Association for Music Education member Tony Mazzocchi reflects on the importance of the arts in education. As the title, “3 Awful Things That Happen When Children are Denied Daily Arts Instruction in Schools,” suggests, the author, a GRAMMY® nominated music educator, believes music plays an essential role:
Anthony Mazzocchi[/caption]Regardless of the social and economic circumstances of our time, the arts have an essential place in the balanced education of our children.
In all the education discussion I hear and the literature I read, the arts are consistently given little to no attention. At the same time, a large portion of our population is tired of having to plead to make the case for arts in schools. We all want an education system that delivers a broad-based curriculum that takes into account the continuing and varied needs of our children — not a system obsessed with academic learning alone.
Read the entire article on the NAfME website. (June 7, 2016 – Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide)