The not-for-profit organization to promote Community Music Therapy (Commuon), located in Sedai City, has two missions. One is to encourage the public to enjoy music more and the other is to provide the opportunity for people with and without disability to play music together. In Japan, opportunities to make music and enjoy live music performances are extremely limited. The general public rarely has an opportunity to experience interactive musical relationships.
Music is used to validate cultural preferences without censorship, share current music choices and sing perform them. Group work games are used to build relationships, create safety and minimize competition within the group. Collaborative listening and writing techniques are used to build lyrics and music lines, often using technology as well as acoustic and electric instruments, to facilitate full participation of all parties, regardless of music experience and technical skill.
The immediate inspiration to form Drums of Humanity came from two working trips to Kurdistan, Iraq in 2008 and 2009. It was observed that the combination of drumming and instrument making was a powerful resource for those in need of reconnecting with their own culture and of healing from the emotional trauma and physical loss that they had experienced over many years. More than 300 people in Iraq have participated
In 2002, following a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s (ECPO) Music Investment Project (MIP) was founded. The discipline, work ethic and vision shaped through musical training turns the learners into responsible, hard-working citizens. The project uses the school facilities of three schools in disadvantaged areas as teaching venues. Seven full-time and five part-time teachers are employed to teach almost 550 learners on
For over 34 years EcoMusiclaje has worked in the field of music education with people of all ages and backgrounds. The program also includes people with autism, Down’s syndrome and visual impairments. String, wind and percussion instruments are made with natural materials such as gourds, seed pods, coconut shells, bamboo, sea shells, bones, wood sticks, leather skins, steel drums and found objects such as plastic, glass, and metal. This type
Since the outset of the project, the ensemble director foresaw the need to transcend formal music learning in order to stimulate the performing and expressive potential of students. Becoming an independent ensemble contributed to achieving this goal. The ensemble director reports a significant improvement in physical skills (i.e. motor coordination) mental health (i.e. concentration skills, confident and optimistic attitudes, positive self-image) and social skills (i.e. communication with peers) in students,
The Field Band concept is built on the global youth activity known otherwise as show bands, or drum and bugle corps. This discipline was chosen because of the long history of brass music in South African communities and its allowance for large group participation. However, comprehensive HIV/Aids education is at the centre of the life skills programme. The discipline and focus that young people learn provide essential life skills, which
Batuta has many diverse programs including: Music Stimulation Program (children between 2 and 4 years old); Musical Transition Program (children between 4 and 6 years old); Music Initiation Program (children between 6 and 16 years old); Choir Training Program (boys, girls, adolescents and youths); Symphonic Training Program (boys, girls, adolescents and youths); and music education for children and teenagers with disabilities. Many of the children have suffered directly from forced
The theory behind Group Laiengee’s approach is that all human beings have an innate responsiveness to music similar to that of the infant and the sound of its mother. This natural instinct remains intact even with the challenges in life brought on by physical, cognitive, or emotional disability. Musicality is a basic human characteristic in all cultures, and a binding element in the socialization of a community. The project was
Founded in 1998 in California, Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) is based on the principle that music making is a fundamental human experience and a ready resource for learning as well as a powerful tool for building and strengthening communities through shared interpersonal expression and musical engagement. The organization puts music to work in educational contexts by training classroom teachers to play, lead, write, and integrate it into academic lessons