We all know that listening to a favourite song and music can make us feel better, feel listened to and relax us. The same goes for music making.
It gives kids a great release, giving them a safe space and outlet to participate in a calming as well as fulfilling activity.
I know that no matter how stressed I was in school, I would always come out happy and relaxed after choir practice.
Outside the box
It is accepted that ‘normal’ is no longer an acceptable way to describe children or adults, we are all unique and have something to offer the world in which we live.
All children have needs, special needs, social needs, educational needs, communication needs, family needs and the list goes on.
Society is no longer defined by the Victorian Empirical definitions which shut away and hide those who did not fit the required parameters.
Music helps all children to find a way to communicate and open up, which may be a struggle normally.
Music gives all children a voice of expression, an outlet of showing their personality and a means to show and share their hearts with others.