WORKSHOP 3 – THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSICAL PLAY
Monday 19th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie
Music is a vital part of our humanity and is an intuitive, expressive language of the emotions. Musical play activates every part of the brain and promotes healthy brain growth and development. Musical play helps develop emotional, musical connections. It supports non-verbal and verbal communication, providing a powerful means of communication for children with special needs. It brings everyone together in the moment and naturally promotes regulation, timing and psychological pacing, helping everyone to move and play in synchrony.
This workshop will help participants to understand how to use music to help children stay on task, listen and concentrate, as they develop an understanding of order, predictability, routine and the musical form of songs, dances and games, which naturally have a clear beginning, middle and end. Case studies and practical music interactions will illustrate how musical play opens up a world of emotional connections and possibilities for children and adult players alike. Musical play lays the foundation of music for life.
Venue: Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library), 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch.
Cost: $40 per workshop (or a total of $100 for all three). Please register by emailing Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating clearly which session/s (1-Science, 2-Art, 3-Psychology), you would like to attend.
Helen will confirm your registration by email and will provide bank account details for payment. We look forward to seeing you!