Every modern piece of music whether it be rhythm and blues to pop, behind the lyrics and melodies can all can be traced back to the Classics. Every piece of music now has been interpreted and integrated with classical overtones. Without the great composers like Bach, Hayden, or Mozart most of today’s music probably wouldn’t exist.
The value of Classical music cannot be stressed enough. From an artist point of view, classical music is the epitome of what musicians strive for in their own form of music interpretation. From an audience point of view classical music stirs the imagination, creativity, emotions, and feelings that otherwise wouldn’t occur at the same intensity while listening to other forms of music.
In education classical music is a most valuable asset. Recent studies have concluded that very young children who are introduced to the classics early in life all attain a higher level of academics than those children who weren’t exposed to classical music while they were young. Studies also have concluded that those children, teenagers, young adults,and adults who experience continued exposure to the classics further increases those individuals success in school and in life. But, sadly though school systems through-out the country music appreciation is the one program that always gets eliminated.
Every child and young individual must be given the opportunity to become familiar with the great composers from Bach, Mozart, to Beethoven so that an appreciation of classical music will become an eternal part of life’s experiences. Everyone has different likes, tastes, and senses which is all what makes us an individual. Some people would prefer different types of music depending on moods and life’s events. With an early introduction and exposure to classical music an appreciation for all forms of music and art will develop now more than if children and individuals were not exposed to the classics at all.
Early education from pre school through grammar school must be given the means to provide children the opportunities to be exposed to the classics, to participate in music appreciation, and to be given the choice of partaking and learning how to play the musical instruments that are used in making classical music. When school systems short change students opportunity to become involved in learning of the great classics our whole society suffers. Without music and art appreciation the whole educational process is not complete and all children will miss out on one of life’s great experiences.