Music stimulates and utilizes many parts of the brain – it captivates and maintains attention.

  • Music is an effective motivator.
  • Music provides a safe, structured setting for verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Music uses sounds and silences to structure time in an understandable way.
  • Music provides both structure and freedom through the use of form and improvisation.
  • Music provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition.
  • Music activities encourage social interactions.
  • Music is an effective memory aid.
  • Music supports and encourages movement.
  • Music taps into memories and emotions.
  • Music provides nonverbal, immediate feedback.
  • Music activities are easily adapted to each person’s abilities.
  • Music interventions can be designed to be success-oriented.
  • Music uses concrete concepts that are easily demonstrated and understood – fast & slow, up & down, loud & soft, long & short, etc.
  • Music activities utilize many senses at the same time to enhance the learning experience – hearing, seeing and feeling.