MUSIC EDUCATION IN LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: A CRITICAL REVIEW
Music education has been considered an essential broader discipline for centuries for educating the world on broader lessons and teaching with the help of rhythm and sounds. Music has been considered an important genre that represents emotions, feelings, and thoughts in a rhythm that can be considered well for the holistic development of children but has been ignored in the teaching and learning process. Music education has been an ignored subject to apply in education for healthy learning. The study has been designed to critically review the related literature to understand the role of music education holistic development of individuals, particularly language development. A comprehensive educational program that promotes students' holistic learning and development must include music instruction as a critical element for the cognitive learning of individuals.
The paper uses secondary data for the analysis. In this regard, literature has been reviewed to understand the subject matter better. This paper gives detailed account advantages of music instruction, from social and cultural enrichment to the cognitive, linguistic, and emotional development of individuals. This study emphasises the value of including music education in the larger educational framework by examining numerous research studies and practical examples. The literature review suggests a dire need to implement music education for the holistic development of individuals in today's world.