Next week (21 to 27 May) is Making Music-Being Well Week and Ms Helen says that the music room will be open Monday to Friday for parents and friends to “participate in your child’s lesson or sit back and observe.” Students have been using apps on their new i-pads in Music and you’d be amazed with what they are creating. Here is a sneak preview…
An extract from the official website for this event across Australia says:
The idea behind Making Music Being Well is to help get more people thinking about the therapeutic and recreational benefits of being musically active. The message is: sing or play a musical instrument. It’s good for you!
There is compelling international and local research which shows that active music making is good for individuals and good for communities. For example, music-making can help alleviate depression and reduce anxiety. Learning a wind instrument is great for breath control for kids with asthma. For adolescents, music-making and listening choices are powerful forms of positive expression. And singing to people in even the most advanced stage of dementia can benefit them, as familiar songs stay in our memory right to the end of life.
Making Music Being Well is a week-long focus on the links between active music making and wellbeing, taking place all around Australia from 21 – 27 May 2012.
Visit their website to find out more at https://www.makingmusicbeingwell.org.au/
Written and posted by D. Veary
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I was lucky enough to witness and take part in some of my sons class yesterday and lucky for me that they were dancing to an old favourite of mine “staying Alive” by the great Gibb Brothers. It was a lot of fun and I definitely left the room much happier than when I arrived. Judging by the kids faces, they were having a ball as well – though a little distracted by an over enthusieastic Mum. A great program and it reminded me how incredibly blessed our kids are to live in this age with people around them like Miss Helen. You are amazing! A million thanks.