Why are projects important in music classes? Well designed projects are important because they have the potential to:
Make school life more like real life
Build bridges between what children know and what they want to learn
Engage students in multiple ways of understanding and representing knowledge
Projects are also important because they view learning and teaching holistically. Projects engage the mind, the body, and interaction with others. Not only is the development of knowledge and skills important but so is the cultivation of attitudes and dispositions, including the nurturance of social skills such as working together.
Projects are important in music class because they engage students in concrete and hands on real-world musical problems.