In his article on music industry blog Music Think Tank, Courtney Myers gives five reasons why music education is essential and is just as vital to a well-rounded education as maths, science or reading:
1. Students aren’t just learning music.
2. It provides a community.
3. It encourages pride in one’s work.
4. Music helps us process emotion.
5. It is a lesson in discipline.
MusicThinkTank, August 2018: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/more-than-an-elective-why-music-education-is-essential.html