It’s not often that I’m listed in the same sentence as Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, Charity Kahn, Music Together, and many other household names in the field of children’s music and education. So I’m taking this opportunity to shout from the rooftops about this free speaker series, for which that IS the case.
I’m assuming that since you’re reading this, you understand the importance of music, and that learning and music go hand in hand. It is also known that the biggest predictor of longterm life success and happiness is not “IQ” but actually “EQ” — emotional intelligence. So what does music have to do with emotional intelligence?
My friend Jenna is exploring just that in her free online event, “Your Musical Child”. She is diving deep into the waters of music in education as a tool for expanding and increasing social and emotional growth and understanding.
Jenna is speaking to over 21 experts in the area of children’s music about the importance of using music for this purpose. The experts range from music educators and professors, to songwriters, performers, and well known organizations who promote music and early learning for children.
I am happy to share that I am one of those featured experts, and I’m thrilled to be representing music therapy amongst so many other music professionals.
Jenna and I have a great conversation about the power of music therapy and how I help children grow both socially and emotionally. I also talk about the mission of Music Therapy Connections, and explain the reasoning behind the services we offer to families.
This online event is completely free. When you sign up, you will receive an email with the link to each 30-minute interview, along with information about each expert and a link to their free gifts. My free gift is Songs for Social & Emotional Growth, which includes mp3, lyrics and chords for 6 original songs.
This topic is so important now more than ever as we grapple with how to best serve our young people, who are growing up in an increasingly digital age, and how we can keep the essential communal aspect of playing and singing together intact as our world changes.
I hope you enjoy my interview and all of the others with experts across the country speaking about how music heals and helps us thrive. Click here to learn more and register for free.