Thus education by the means of music is most excellent, as rhythm and harmony may reach the centre of the soul most deeply and lend her grace and dignity.
What Socrates put into words has had a lasting influence on the history of culture and society within Europe. Still valid in our time, it has been made more topical today thanks to a number of recent scientific studies. Music promotes the free development of the personality. It provides a foundation of values and orientation in an often chaotic and superficial world. The ability to feel music and to express it expands a person’s ability to experience themselves and the world around them. Playing music cultivates a person’s ability to communicate and trains individuals in social behaviour.
- Music schools commit themselves to this educational ideal.
- Music schools further this “added value” of music training.
- Music schools open a door to music for people of every age.
No technical devices will ever be able to substitute live music as a genuine expression of human vitality. Playing music or listening to live music denotes human encounter, mutual understanding and communication.
- Music schools make music come alive within each of their students.
- Music schools play an important part in making these basic rights a reality.
- – be recognized as public educational institutions
- – be a subject for which cultural, educational and social policy take responsibility
- – be granted sufficient public funding
- – receive broad support from all parts of society.