By: Kris Cullum
“Music can be a motivating and fun way to teach all children and in particular children who have special learning needs. It’s unquestionable that through the medium of music many essential and enabling life skills can be learned and thebenefits that playing and learning music can have on a child’s growth and development are immeasurable.
All children have the same need to express themselves and playing a musical instrument can provide an outlet for creative and emotional expression. When we think of music we don’t often think of it as therapy. But it can be.
The playing of good quality percussion instruments during music therapy sessions can be of inestimable value for children who have difficulties in hearing, seeing, moving, thinking or responding. Each can experience the music in their own unique way. The music isn’t the goal of music therapy. Cognitive stimulation, self-expression, self-awareness. Increased motor movements are some of the goals that music therapy can focus on and the music itself is simply a tool to achieve these goals.” To read further please click here: