Tips & Tools May 18, 2021
Building Community with Music
By, Meg Birmingham
Chesley Talissé explains the concept better than I ever could. She states: “Community is a fundamental aspect of our experience of music—it tends to unite people, forming bonds that might not exist otherwise. It connects different cultures, promoting diversity and growth. Music encourages creative thinking, discipline, leadership, and problem solving. And it’s a medium for individual and group expression—as Hans Christian Andersen said, ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’”
Here are three ways we can use music in our classrooms (or board rooms, or staff meetings, or homes) to foster a sense of community and make learning more engaging.