Journal on Education and Music by Mr.C
Music as a Subject
We are currently in a time of transition and upheavals in what is considered education and what is considered schooling. Was your Music Class referred to as a “SPECIAL” when you were in elementary school? Why yes it is special but in actual use, in general, all that term does is to ostracize and give credence to those that are misguidingly not understanding the amount of education that can actually take place in a REAL music classroom and with a REAL educator. Let’s switch out the ‘Music Class” term to “Aural Skills”which is what it really encompasses. Most people are viewing Music Class as a time to learn about old or new popular or folk songs and some skills that go along with singing or banging things together.