Comments from participants at the 2010 Music therapy symposium:
“The highlight of my day was learning different approaches of using music and musical instruments to work with children; using music specifically for interventions”.
Early childhood educator
“Easy to stay focused; good selection of presenters; participation in the presentations made it fun; the individual songs after each presentation was creative, refreshing and very outside-the-box thinking for future songs”.
Michelle Peltier, Toddler Education
The lively tone/mood/atmosphere that music can create with a small or large group and classroom settings enriches children and youth’s minds and learning”.
Elaine Wong, Early childhood educator and Extra supported needs educator
“The highlight for me was the variety of presenters – loved their enthusiasm!”
V. Jessen, Instructor, ECCE
“I loved the humor and fellowship among the presenters, organizers, volunteers and participants”.
“The personal stories of how/where/when these activities and interventions were learned/tried was SO powerful. Also, seeing the multiple ways music therapy is being used – ICU, doctor’s offices, as well as schools”.
Tanya Gallmann, Special educator
“The enthusiasm from the presenters was very refreshing. Like a Raffi concert for grown-ups”.
Aletha Banner-Ennis, Mother and home school facilitator
“Beautiful connection with the audience as you model your passion for the arts!”
Carly Janzen, care aide
“I like that many ideas were translatable into my practice of speech-language pathology”.
Shannon Hunt, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist