City of Windsor: Music Education

 Learning About Music

 

MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE; whether visiting the theater, attending a concert or simply enjoying a night on the town, music can be found in many different communities, and presented in many different ways. Jazz, pop, electronic, metal, classical, folk; these and many other musical genres have found a home in Windsor’s various communities. To ensure music lives on, people have taken it upon themselves to become teachers, people responsible for passing on their knowledge of music. Time goes by, the student becomes the teacher, and music continues to grow and evolve with each generation, enriching the art further and further. This process has led to the musical communities we have today in Windsor, and will continue to liven up the city for years to come.

MUSIC EDUCATION comes in all shapes and sizes; there are private instructors, school teachers, professional musicians or even just your peers. You can learn while sitting in a classroom, having a jam session with your friends, or even by going out into the community. With all the resources that are available, it is easy for any student to pursue the genre and instrument they love the most. The communities in Windsor have shown immense support for music education, starting organizations such as the Downtown Music Initiative and the Coalition for Music Education; groups of people dedicated to promoting the arts and making sure that Windsor continues to be a place where people can learn all kinds of music, and share that knowledge with as many people as possible.

IN WINDSOR, there are many different places one can go to learn about music. Public schools, private teachers, churches, libraries, community centers… the list is endless, and each location may teach in a different manner than the next. Teachers share their knowledge of music with their students, who take that knowledge and add their own interpretation to it, shaping it in a different manner. Those students then become teachers who share their understanding of music with their students. This process has been going on in Windsor for many years, evolving music education and contributing to the diversity in teaching styles that we have today. Some teachers might stress the importance of theory, while others might focus on the students practical skills. Some might take a musical piece one bar at a time while others may see the work as a whole. This diversity in education has helped to shape Windsor’s musicians, and is what allows the music of each community to flourish. Music is a language, while music education is a way of teaching this language, helping to connect the communities in Windsor and unite the city.

 

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.” – Plato