Philosophy of Music Education
I believe that the music educator has the very serious responsibility to teaching art to their students. Through music students learn things they cannot learn in the same way through other disciplines and that is why music must be a vital and necessary part of their education. It is vital for students to receive education in music because of the impact their sensitivity will have in the world when they are out and about in society.
Through learning to read music and play with good technique and participating in ensembles, students learn to adapt to their environment, discover their potential to achieve, and what it means to be an active member of a team. A music educator must help students understand the power and strength of music and importance of how cultural values are conveyed. A music educator must help students think for themselves and make them aware of the resources available to them by sparking creativity and interest through music. A music educator should bring vitality to the classroom by providing students with the opportunity to gain awareness about professional groups and performers in the world. A teacher must be available for extra help and to address the individual concerns of their students outside and inside the classroom.
All students possess the ability to learn and an education in music can help bring out countless different aspects of interest in that student and open new doors for them and offer them the chance to discover their ability to create, think critically and apply knowledge to other parts of their lives. I believe one of the most important things students will learn through participating in music is the sense that they can achieve anything they put their mind to with a little hard work.
A music educator must be dedicated to serving the community and do everything they can to ensure that students are successfully learning and receiving enrichment through the arts that will nourish them and be of use to them for the rest of their lives.