3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

By Dawn R. Mitchell White, University of South Florida Many children with autism struggle to find the words to express how they feel. But when it comes to music, it’s an entirely different situation. Evidence suggests children with autism may enjoy music and show an early desire

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How to foster a love of music in children

How to foster a love of music in children

Music enriches people’s lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from music education. According to the New England Board of Higher Education, various

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How Music May Improve Health

How Music May Improve Health

Music is an integral part of so many people’s lives, helping to manage anxiety, reduce pain, relax more fully, and experience positive emotions.   Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music often communicates

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The Benefits of Music Instruction for Young Learners

The Benefits of Music Instruction for Young Learners

Many children are introduced to music instruction at school. After being introduced to band, chorus and various instruments, students may be eager to explore music. Young students are often introduced to the recorder or ukulele in the early grades and then given the opportunity to join primary

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