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The role of music in education

Updated: Mar 27

Date: 21.03.2024

Music has always had importance in people’s lives since the past, it accompanies us in every historical period evolving with them. Music is especially important for its ability to express emotions and convey messages, which is why so many people make it their personal tool to express feelings.

There would be many song titles that we could mention that made history for the important messages they launched, highlighting important themes that were often overlooked. Themes that have been brought to light precisely by these texts. Already from this we can see the first important aspect of music as this assumes value of social education.

The recognized educational part in the past

Many important authors such as Pythagoras, Socrates or Aristotle, already in ancient times found in music an educational part. For example, Pythagoras argued that between this and mathematics

there was such a strong relationship that it was considered a set of harmonic frequencies calculated to obtain orderly melodies that aroused emotions. Or even Aristotle cha among the various benefits had recognized music also a cathartic power.

Many studies of the past have said that this is educational because it stimulates learning, both for those who study it and for those who listen to it for personal purposes. Knowing how to read scores, understand notes or keep time are all actions that include the use of body, head and spirit. To succeed, concentration and commitment are very important, as for a real job.

The benefits of music for young people

Music, thanks to its deep nature, is a useful means of expressing feelings and therefore can be important in many respects. Its communicative power helps young people to themselves, because in music we seek and reflect the emotions we feel and the desires we dream and helps us understand our needs.

But this is also important for relationships with others. Music is made from a universal language that does not stop at cultural barriers. Despite the genres, the performance and the songs can be different, it is precisely the diversity that unites cultures allowing you to know different realities from your own.

Another important aspect, as mentioned above, is the healing power of music. This not only helps in cases of attention disorders, stress and tension but can be a means to combat more difficult problems such as drug or alcohol addictions. By the way, there are many doctors who recommend music therapy especially in children with attention problems, trauma, etc.

The importance of music in school

Everything we have seen so far are already valid reasons why music should be a compulsory discipline in schools, today only present in elementary and middle schools. Music helps the development of the young at a transversal level. This means that it helps the child to be more complete because thanks to this they develop various abilities such as bodily, motor and perceptive. All qualities that help him to become aware of himself and his abilities.

This means that the child learns to exploit not only the field of music but also others, as in the field of mathematics-logic, cultur and history. It helps him to know how to communicate and at the same time to know how to listen to each other, understand differences and know how to deal with them in the right way and know how to work.

This is so important because it supports the development of the child comprehensively not only in music but also in many other areas.


In conclusion we can argue that the school should exploit the great potential of music both for its great help in socialization, allowing children to create friendships, ties and at the same time to strengthen existing relationships. But also for the well-being and future of the child himself by contributing to his training in a comprehensive way, devoting more hours to this matter and to the various projects that could be carried out and in particular introducing it where it is not present.


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