Music & the Brain

Music and the Brain
A very interesting workshop on music to help children with disabilities.
Our venue was Sale, Vic was with 16 participants.
My big thanks to Julie Wylie as her web page providing a lot of information for us to use.
Both Molly and I have worked with children with disabilities and watching the video below A TED Talk by Anita Collins – “What if Every Child had Access to Music Education from Birth?” was fascinating.

Watch for yourselves and discover the power of music.
I believe that part of the language of children is singing and I guess you all do as well as we do lots of it.

Magic of Music

Music and the brain – Synesthesia

This little snippet of music is from our Becoming Me CD, released this year.
“Spots and splashes stars and stripes”

I got asked last year to write some music for children who see music as I do in colours, Synesthesia. As the request was given children would be in a quiet space where they could take time out from the main group and with this music in the background could draw or paint unhindered to the music.

It’s worth trying out to see how your children respond!!!

Spots and Splashes, Star and Stripes

So I looked around for a quote that would fit what I see and used this one from ‘Psychology Today web site.’

“Some synesthetes perceive texture in response to sight, hear sounds in response to smells, or associate shapes with flavors. Many synesthetes have more than one type of synesthesia. It is estimated that approximately 3 to 5 percent of the population has some form of synesthesia, and the condition can run in families.”