As A. V. Lunacharsky said: "an Educated person is a person, in whom the image of a man dominates" i.e. a man who is capable of empathy, able both in love and in hatred to save the face. We pay much attention to mental upbringing of children. More difficult is the case of moral education, the cultivation of a culture of human emotions. Intellectual development outruns emotional development and often the danger is that machines will begin to think like human beings, and that people will begin to think like a machine.
Indeed, if mankind is deprived of emotion, it will turn into a robot. He will cease to dream, to love and to hope. One of the main means of emotional development is the art of music, for which the language of emotions is the native language. Exposure to music is important from early childhood. The child has little knowledge and experience, but his emotional world is unusually bright and complex. Children have sharp sense of good and evil, falsehood and sincerity. It is important to keep in children this freshness and ingenuousness.
Children with poor emotional sphere grow cold and closed. Appealing directly to the senses, the music develops children's emotional intelligence, the ability of compassion for the misfortunes of others. Listening to music, the children try to express the feelings that engulfed them, learn kindness, spiritual subtleties. Scientific studies have shown that children involved in music have a good response, more likely to absorb the expense, better oriented in space. Music lessons develop a high degree of concentration, such children are given training, they have time to do more other children at the same time, so they have more free time. Scientists have concluded that music lessons involve in complex work all areas of the brain, providing the development of sensory, cognitive, motivational systems responsible for movement, thinking, memory.
In the school where the teacher is creative at the lessons, opens the way to development of the abilities of the individual. Teaching visual arts in secondary schools is necessary for the cognition of life, to learn to understand the experience of a great heritage. It is in the field of art the child from the very beginning can purchase a successful, fulfilling experience of self-creativity – the generation and implementation of own ideas. This experience is indispensable for the formation of self-consciousness of the child, his sense of self in a social environment. It will help him in the future to become "creative" in the sphere of activity that he chooses.
Teachers should strive to teach the beauty of children and to awaken in them a living relationship to art and music, to teach them to live.