Music for Wellbeing

Ref: C3125529

As the sessions are interactive therefore they are very stimulating. Singing is often used because it can help people with articulation and breath control, improve the oxygen saturation rate, and stimulate language and other regions of the brain. Playing instruments, in turn, can improve fine and gross motor control, facilitate cooperation and attention, and enhance joint mobility, range of motion, rhythm, balance, strength, and self-esteem. Students may be given instruments that are easy to make a sound with.

Course aim

Creative participation, individually or in groups. Developing different skills and self-esteem through joint tasks carried out in a playful and fun way.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Confidence, involvement
  • In this term, hopefully we can record our own song and do a live act with the recording as we continue working on it in this term.
  • New skills including but not limited to performance, singing, rhythm section
  • Learn interesting facts about eras, bands, performers.
  • Raise knowledge about music styles and performers, and through their lives and example, raise questions about social issues

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • We are planning to continue working on the groups own song. We`d like to record it, and later on, when having recorded the song, we`d like to find the opportunity to perform it.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Symbolic award, that people/ in groups or individually/ collect till the end of each session (usually a sticker or a colorful paper star). Written self-assessment followed up with the tutor till the end of the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre-preparation is needed, and new students are warmly welcome to join. As we intend to carry on with its works, the group is happy to help new members to catch up with the words and the memorable moves.

What can I do next?

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Music for Wellbeing


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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