Submitted by Patricia Oeste, NBCT, Conway, Arkansas

Idea posted August 2, 2002

How can learning music help us?
  • Developing teamwork
  • Working on listening skills
  • Singing incorporates words which is a form of reading
  • Learning new vocabulary
  • Studying history (as in composers, plots of pieces studied)
  • Expressing creativity
  • Giving an outlet for emotional responses
  • Learning discipline - practicing until it is right
  • Self-confidence through performance for self, group, or audience
Just a few ideas.