Developing Empathy: Don’t Take Away the Music | Psychology Today

When schools need to make cuts to save money, music is often top of the list. In the UK, funding for music in schools and the training of music teachers continues to be cut…


In today’s modern world, we exert our own powers of selection via culture: for better and for worse. If we want our children to grow up with more ‘empathic concern’, to be less disruptive and more cooperative, then maybe music should be as essential throughout the school curriculum as math and English.


by Gillian Ragsdale