The Power of Music
November 20 – The Clark Preschool welcomed Jammin’ Jenn for her series of half-hour music therapy sessions to the tune of her vivacious voice and guitar. Such therapy helps develop non-musical skills by promoting specific cognitive, motor, perceptual, communicative, and behavioral goals. Ms. Jenn sang and played the guitar to popular children’s songs, including, but not limited to; The Wheels on the Bus, E-I-E-I-O, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. The students were enlivened with the magic of music, singing along, clapping their hands, shaking noise makers, and playing with animal puppets.
Music as a medium is so powerful and is quite transformative in its effect. It positively alters mood and processing which, in turn, produces foundational grounds for progress in many areas. The main goal for a music therapy program like Jammin’ Jenn’s is to initiate change in the areas of attention, concentration, impulse control, social functioning, self-esteem, self-expression, motivation, movement, and cognition.
Beginning in January and through April, we are welcoming Jammin’ Jenn back to the Preschool every other week for her customary half-hour music therapy sessions with each classroom in replacement of the our bused field trips. For more information on the power of music as a therapy session, see jamminjenn.com.
Special thanks to the Clark BOE for providing this unique opportunity for the Clark Preschoolers!