Inclusion Festival ONLINE, a virtual event for EVERY body!

Inclusion Festival ONLINE, a virtual event for EVERY body!

Streaming on inclusionfestival.com August 21-23, 2020 Inclusion Festival began as the nation’s first and only sensory-friendly music and wellness festival, designed to accommodate and include people of all abilities. ​Believing the concepts of inclusion are fundamental to all experiences and communities, the festival has grown to spread

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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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What Is Inclusion?

What Is Inclusion?

Community inclusion looks different for everyone.  By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Inclusion is a vision in which all people, regardless of abilities, disabilities, or health needs feel welcomed to participate in community activities they enjoy, receive fair compensation in jobs that allow them to use their fullest

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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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