If We Taught Music the Way We Teach Writing

If we taught music  the way we teach writing, students would have one unit on playing the flute

Child playing a traverse flute

followed by a recital attended only by the teacher.

Then students would do one study unit on playing the piano

Feeling the keys of the piano

followed by a recital attended only by the teacher.

Next, students would do a unit on playing the drums

hands playing on African drum

followed by a recital attended only by the teacher.

The year would culminate in a study unit on playing the violin

boy playing violin

followed by a recital attended only by the teacher.

Blond woman playing guitar and singing with children in South Africa

Having put students through this rigorous program of musical instruction, schools would grant students a diploma and send them out into a world that expects them to sing before a worldwide audience while accompanying themselves on a guitar.

Photo credits:

Flauta travessera by citricusss; Touch by am-y;  Violin by pdsimao; Rhythm and Beat 1 by pixelstar; Song  by Annavix