“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables self-expression, personal reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps children to understand themselves and to relate to others, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.
The teaching of music develops children's ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It also encourages involvement in music making, both individual and communal, fostering a sense of togetherness. Learning music has the power to increase self-discipline, creativity and fulfilment.