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SING FOR LIFE!


 
 
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Sing For Joy
Music Education
Performance
Music Therapy


 

~~~SING FOR JOY!~~~
Ellen Brown

Singing, just for the fun of it, can be a part of everyone's life.

As an elementary music teacher, one of the most common (and saddest) comments I hear from parents is "You wouldn't want to hear me sing -- I sound terrible! I never sing at home." It seems to have become socially acceptable to denigrate our own and others' singing, and to shy away from singing.

This is a terrible loss to society and to our own joy in the world.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ENJOY SINGING EVERYDAY
 

~~~MUSIC EDUCATION~~~
Dianne Gounardes


 When we look at society, we define the members of that group relative to their culture and their traditions. So much of this is conveyed through the visual arts, the music, the dance and the drama of that group. Therefore, in order to understand one's culture as a member of society, it is necessary to learn about them in these terms. This education should begin early in a child's life.
 How does one educate the total child? The answer is obvious to educators. In order to make the child whole, it is necessary to expose them to all facets of things that they will encounter in life,. In a cultured society, this must include exposure to the arts.
 

A study of music education reveals positive benefits to children as they strive to achieve levels of academic success. Thus, children should have an education rich in music.
 
 

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~~PERFORMANCE~~
Mollene M. Fowlkes


Lights!  Curtain!  The performers are ready!  It may be a soloists or a small ensemble.
 It could be a large chorus or a small children's choir.  The singers may be accompanied by a full orchestra or a grand piano.  There may be a jazz ensemble, a big band,
a string quarter or a rock band.  Use your imagination.  Singing performances are
born from the vivd imaginations of the
many composers, musicians, choreographers and conductors who
collaborate to make
magical impressions over and over again with music.

The preparation for the singer seems to start in the womb.
 Many singers remember  singing as a child.  They remember looking in the mirror and knowing that they would one day sing for many people.  Perhaps they started by singing for the grandparents on special holidays.  They could have started in a church choir or in the basement with a practicing band.  Many singers began with a favorite music teacher who discovered and encouraged their talent.   Now it is time to perform!!!  Enjoy!

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~~THERAPY~~
Marianne Otteson

      Babies, children, adolescents and adults all respond to and enjoy music.  Singing is easy , fun and everyone can participate.  In addition to providing enjoyment singing also has therapeutic benefits.  Singing brings about relaxation, stress reduction, improved speech and communication.  Singing in conjunction with music therapy is utilized in a variety of ways to assist many populations.  Discover the many different ways that music can provide therapeutic benefits for you and your family!!!!  Keep singing!!!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY
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