The children listen to drums, flutes and piano and begin to improvise on percussion instruments, keyboard, bells or shakers, learning when to start and stop, and play loudly or softly. The sessions are run by our Music Director, Edison Carolino, and take place on Tuesday afternoons at local charity Skylarks.
- To enjoy an activity with their siblings and families
- To build positive relationships and start to interact
- To develop an ability to listen
- To improve focus
- To gain confidence, make eye contact and vocal sounds
- To develop communication skills
For more information visit Skylarks or call Fiona Morgan on 07946 646033.
- Children develop essential non-verbal communication such as turn taking, eye contact, awareness of self and others.
- They are helped to learn to listen, focus and follow instructions.
- They learn to stop and start whilst playing an instrument. Some non-verbal children go on to say these words in a session and verbalise them in other situations.
- They develop creativity
- They learn to interact with others in the group
- Their emotional well-being and confidence are improved
- Some children smile for the first time at these sessions and some who have not spoken before, begin to speak.
OK Music Club is funded by BBC Children-in-Need.