We all know how powerful music can be in our lives, and in the lives of our children, but why is music so fascinating and captivating? What exactly is it about music that makes it such a profoundly rewarding experience, as well as helping children with special needs?
Music-making helps children in so many areas regardless of what their special needs may be. They are easily able to participate in music-making sessions that are individually devised for them. Focusing on what they can do, instead of what they have difficulties with is incredibly empowering.
The regular music-making session for children with special needs easily gives the child an experience of being able to express themselves creatively, a sense of accomplishment, enjoyment, and confidence in themselves, as well as enhancing the neuroplasticity of the brain.
Scientific studies keep on showing us how music lessons are very powerful. They develop our ear and memory, improve our cognitive functioning, movement and speech.
What’s more?? While listening to music can improve our mood, and keep us engaged for hours on end, it is being involved in the activity of music-making that will enrich our lives the most.