MUSIC FOR ALL
MUSIC is for EVERYONE!
No matter your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, social/economic situation. MUSIC is part of YOU!
The universality, and diversity of musical expression saturates the history of mankind.
It has the power to heal, connect, release, uplift, inform, inspire, remind and educate.
It transcends verbal language.
MUSIC IS FOR ALL!
Music is an activity that has been discovered to activate and stimulate more parts of the brain at one time than any other human activity.
The development of Tanya's music program "Music For All" was created from personal experience, recent scientific discoveries and her musical and early childhood education. Having performed musically in an overwhelming spectrum of venues, for people from different cultures, of all different ages, Tanya has watched which music creates the most reaction, interaction and movement in the crowd.
Intrigued and propelled by her observations, she keenly dove headfirst into researching the neuroscience behind music. The recent studies, data, stats and conclusions inspired Tanya to develop a program which provides opportunities to connect, learn, support and engage in musical interaction regardless of skill level, age or experience. And to have FUN while doing it!!!
With a playful, entertaining approach, Tanya teaches songs with positive, uplifting messages that everyone can join in and add to. She fosters support for musical expression and creativity, encouraging children, adults and seniors to create and express freely. Facilitating the programs, she uses a loop pedal and a box of instruments, and teaches world rhythms, melodies, songs from different cultures, genres and eras, and teaches simple chords for all to play along. Tanya introduces diverse musical expression from beat boxing, to song writing, improvisational group layering on a loop pedal and
vocal choral rounds.
From Seniors homes, community groups and children's development support programs to corporate team building conferences, group homes and mental health programs, "Music For All" connects people through the universal language of music.
BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
*MUSIC STIMULATES MEMORY. It is a powerful memory trigger to aid other learning outcomes. (The Alphabet Song, Planets, Irregular verbs, etc)
*SONGS INCREASE VOCABULARY, PRONUNCIATION & COMPREHENSION
Songs and music can introduce advanced ideas and concepts, and the rhythm makes it easier to articulate. It also introduces word combinations they might not hear in other contexts.
*MUSIC IS A GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL AND TRANSITIONAL TOOL
Because music holds children's attention, is relaxing and children listen more deeply than speaking voices, it is a powerful tool for teaching and transitions. Children can also learn advanced concepts more quickly through a musical transference of information.
*INCREASES SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE
There is a causal link between music and spatial intelligence- (the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things).
*HIGHER PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL
Children who have received music training have continuously and repeatedly scored higher test results in other areas of education.
BENEFITS FOR ELDERS
Music therapy improves behavior in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, reducing agitation and irratability as well as eating difficulties and sleep problems.
*LONG TERM ILLNESS RELIEF
Music can have significant positive impact on patients with long term illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and respiratory conditions.
Current research indicates that music lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and helps relieve pain and anxiety.
Research has shown that music produces direct biological changes including raising cortisol levels as well as increasing the release of dopamine. Music often tells a narrative that we can relate to, diminishing feelings of loneliness, and has demonstrated efficacy as an independent treatment for reducing depression.
When engaged in musical expression, a part of our brain that helps with emotional processing (the amygdala) is active. Huge emotional walls can be broken down with music, and current studies in numerous Countries around the world are clearly showing that connection and support through music can have a profound effect on individual's emotional health.
Music therapy can increase motivation for treatment in patients with substance-abuse disorders. It improves decision-making skills and helps prevent relapse. Numerous studies across North America have shown that teaching someone in treatment how to play an instrument, gives them purpose and something to focus on, leading to higher success rates of recovery.
Music based intervention methods have shown results in rehabilitating movement and gait-related problems. As well, it has shown positive results in reducing the anxiety, depression, agitation and in inducing stable mood states. Music based intervention has led to improvement in speech and sensory perceptions. There are studies that have shown some patients able to bypass affected areas of the brain, and remarkably make music. Patients who can not talk can sing. Some patients can play the piano but can not even button up thier shirt.
It has been noted time and again that children with autism show sensitivities to music. Some have perfect pitch while many have been noted to play instruments with exceptional musicality. Since children with autism sometimes sing when they may not speak, music therapists and educators can work systematically on speech through vocal music activities. Meaningful word phrases and songs presented with visual and tactile cues can facilitate this process faster.
While engaging in music, parts of the 4 major areas of the brain (Frontal Lobe, Parietal, Temporal and Occipital cortices) are active. More specifically, the cochlear nuclei, brain stem, cerebellum, auditory cortices, hippocampus, sub-sections of the frontal lobe, motor cortex, the amygdala, Broca's and Wernicke's area as well as other language centres in the temporal and frontal lobes are activated and stimulated.
Exploring sounds and instruments.