Music …Make it meaningful
“Music exists distinctively in every culture and is a basic expression of the human experience” (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2016).
Engagement with creative arts provides an avenue for children to express them-selves and communicate with others, and music is a universal language for making meaning.
Childhood is a time for children’s play as a process for learning. If rich music environments in education and care settings have the potential to impact whole child development, how do we create meaningful music experiences for young children to be exposed to and playfully engage with?
By attending this session, participants will have an opportunity to:
- Learn about the impact of music on brain function and development;
- Explore diverse times, places, cultures and contexts for music; and
- Develop skills to provide meaningful musical environments and experiences for young children.
Facilitator: Emma Keft
Emma has extensive experience in the education and care sector. Many know Emma from her work as a passionate advocate and consultant over the years at CCC. Emma is also an amazing musician; reading and writing music before she could spell her name. As a multi-instrumentalist, she considers herself a natural musician. Emma’s versatility as a musician and performer has seen her on stage performing and off in many an orchestra pit; also playing the pubs, clubs and festivals around Australia, as well as circuits of Canada and Europe. Who knows she might even bring her ukulele!