One of the most difficult things I find in the management of my music school in London is to make my students’ parents understand how important it is to support children in their musical development without rushing, respecting their natural learning time.
So, in a couple of seconds, I took the decision to continue without language, hoping that that idea would have work. Instead of trying to explain to them why they should have tried to calm down, I chose to use my most powerful “tool” to engage them: music!
Parents are fundamental during children development so it’s really important to have them on board during the sessions, enjoying the music activities as much as their children. They are their children’s reference so everything they do is an example for their children.
In a non-verbal context such as a music lesson that follows the Gordon’s MLT principles, body language becomes very important. Every glance, small movement or smile becomes a way of communicating with the children.
Just finished two strong music therapy sessions for kids with autism. I’m tired but happy! Their interactions are a lot more now, after two months of meetings! 🎶🎵 I could hear…