Almost everyone enjoys music, whether that is listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this nearly universal human interest, many schools and, unfortunately, entire countries’ educational systems are cancelling or do not pay attention to their music programs. As a result, students and citizens lose not only an enjoyable subject to study, but also a subject that can enrich lives, educate and enhance their bio-psychological development.
Why is music education so important, and how do its benefits expand beyond the subject itself? Here are several points to consider.
First of all, musical training helps develop language and reasoning skills. Additionally, with music, students learn to improve their work and develop a high sense of achievement while increasing their hand-eye coordination. Most importantly, music promotes success in society and emotional development. Finally, it has been proven that music fine-tunes auditory skills, builds imagination and intellectual curiosity, teaches discipline and supports the development of creative thinking.
In light of all the above, Canadian University Dubai, in partnership with the International Society for Music Education, is set to host the 27th International Pre-Conference Research Seminar “Informing the Teaching and Learning of Life’s Journey Through Music”. This is an international, high-level academic event for professors, students and interested parties from all around the globe (countries represented: United States of America, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Japan, Greece and Italy).