Philosophy - GemzLeb
Arts education is a basic component in the complete intellectual development of students of all ages and abilities.  Instruction in music provides opportunities for self-expression, creativity and aesthetic awareness through active participation, performance and critical listening.  Arts education enriches the quality of people’s lives by giving insight into the nature of human feeling.
Music, arts, dance and drama should be taught as its own discipline as well as an integral part of other curricular areas.  Arts education serves as a connection between people of all ages, cultures, beliefs, and societies.  It also serves as a frame of reference to the culture and environment in which it was created.  Music, arts, dance and drama instruction needs to be developmentally appropriate, relevant, and lead to life-long learning which will enhance the individual’s quality of life.