Listening to music should be allowed in schools

As long as the music Is non explicit and school friendly it should be allowed to inschools 
(Music credits to Taylor swift) 
(picture credit to Alyssa T.)

As long as the music Is non explicit and school friendly it should be allowed to inschools (Music credits to Taylor swift) (picture credit to Alyssa T.)

We think that music should be allowed in schools, because music has always created a sense of belonging for teens, or even just a safe space to relax and get away from stress.

Though with rules restricting music during school hours, they are being robbed of their anxiety relieving playlists.

Most students can all agree, music helps students focus, and get work done faster, while avoiding distractions from other students, so should these rules be taken down?

Some teachers argue that music distracts students from their work but, according to Harvard Health Publishing, “music has been shown to activate some of the broadest and most diverse networks of the brain.”

Along with this, “music also activates a variety of memory regions.” So really, instead of distracting you, music enhances your mind and memory which can help you learn quicker and more efficiently.

In addition to helping teens to study and focus, music inspires creativity. Lyrics in songs are carefully crafted with passion and sadness,  this can inspire students to create their own music, writing and art.

Different genres and types of music can cover millions of different topics that can give teens and kids a variety of diverse and creative ideas.

Some may use “inappropriate songs” as a reason to ban music from schools but there’s a solution! Teachers could approve certain playlists for students to listen to. There could be some general rules on the music in the playlists, for example no explicit songs.

Or, students could just listen to their music with headphones to avoid frustrating other students who may not focus as well with music.

Music along with all of these reasons is just a way to brighten up a students day. With seven hours of school the least teachers can do is let students enjoy themselves while working independently.

Music has been proven to improve mental health The Jed Foundation says, “listening to music can lower your blood pressure and your heart rate (both spike when you’re stressed), and even lower stress hormones in your body.”

Music shouldn’t be banned in schools because it can help students to focus, inspire creativity, and improve mental health for people of all ages. If you value listening to music, consider talking with teachers or bringing it up with administrators to help make changes.

Imagine this, finally being able to drown out the yelling, and shouting of the school day. After all this time you can focus on your work while having your creativity spark to new levels.

We believe that music is a valuable learning tool and will help many further succeed in school.