Working with more fingers allowed him to be more precise and play correctly the SI flat. Before he was making mistakes and getting frustrated. Playing the piano and the songwriting are helping him to develop the use of all the fingers.
I've never been really good with technology but the research Sounding Out about music and deafness is pushing me to learn now. Sam West is helping me with all of this! We're trying to help the kids with hearing impairment to visualise music and understand through images their musical productions. In this specific situation our... Continue Reading →
This will help his FINE MOTOR SKILLS, stimulate the EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS (which are important for impulse inhibition, planning and cognitive coordination) and his HANDWRITING. In the end he was so happy that he gave me a big hug!
Ad un certo punto mi sono ricordata di avere l’Ipad nella borsa e appunto, tra le applicazioni presenti, c’era anche LOOPY (una scoperta che avevo fatto qualche mese prima grazie alla condivisione su Facebook di un’amica cantante). Così piano piano ho mostrato il funzionamento di Loopy a Teodor, lasciandolo sperimentare suoni, voci e melodie. La sua reazione è stata eccezionale: un’esplosione di tentativi e prove per capire come fare musica con l’applicazione.
I didn't run the best session ever? I will do it another day. This is the best opportunity for me to learn, to understand how to improve and to try to do better next week. I'm still feeling upside-down, though.
Sono parte di una tribù internazionale che si muove a ritmo di musica oltre ogni confine linguistico, di razza, provenienza o cultura, una comunità di voci viva e pulsante, che non ha altra intenzione se non quella di includere un numero sempre più ampio di persone e di idee.
After 6 hours of workshop about how to use the body music in the developmental age, they combined music, movement and yoga.
This Sunday I will be so lucky to come back to my school and speak about my experiences with the body music in education and therapy.
So I put my little microphone on and I have tried to run the session as usual, singing, doing body music and moving around.
It was completely speechless. No words in the songs, no instructions given by the spoken language. 45 minutes of pure music, movement and body language. I loved it! I felt really more connected to the students! Can't wait for the next one!
This kind of sessions is a big learning and in the same time a mental game for me: it requires to be present at 100%, to think quickly, to improvise and in the mean time to feel well. Because for me this is the point: I can't make and teach music if I'm not feeling fine because music is energy, relaxation, rhythm, FLOW.