Music Education as a Pillar to Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Ogunrinade D O A


The paper attempts to reveal the importance of music education as an art as well as indispensable aspect of every single culture which serves as indisputable support to sustainable development in Nigeria. It is a veritable avenue that enables societies to transmit music and musical skills from one generation to the incoming ones. The research is based on a comprehensive literature review on the impact of music to sustainable development. This paper contextualised that music education is imperative to Sustainable Development, to the adult it is a vital force of self-expression, communication and  empowerment  economically, in growing children, involvement in music education will promote their creative ability, thereby contribute to the full development of intellectual capacities, apt emotional development that gives the right values and feelings to various events and happenings, music helps to develop skills, innate and instinctive talent in human being and recommend that the informal music teaching should be incorporated into school system so as to transmit and preserve the cultural music and  that the study  of music should be made compulsory at all levels of the Nigerian educational system.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Music Education, Music as a Pillar to Sustainable Development


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