Plato, in his writings on music education, stressed the value of music in character building and the teaching of morals and ethics. For him, music was clearly a required core subject. In Laws1804d he wrote:
In these several schools let there be supplied dwellings for teachers, who shall be brought from foreign parts by pay … and the children shall come not only if their parents please, but if they do not please.
When will our society discover that it is only educating one-half of the child?