Music is one of the most important tools humans have, as a fun way to spend time, a beautiful way to connect with others, and as a nourishing learning activity. There is mounting evidence that music helps to develop the brain and emotional system, and can be used to heal emotional and neurological issues.
“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.”
Oliver Sacks, best-selling author and professor of neurology at NYU School Of Medicine
Types of Individuals and Groups TMo Music Serves:
Theresa facilitates music creativity sessions for a wide range of individuals and groups. Depending on instrument availability, Theresa also teaches beginner to intermediate guitar, beginner ukulele, songwriting and voice. Participants/students include young children, older kids, youth, adults of all ages and abilities, adults who have developmental disabilities, those struggling with mental health, addictions, trauma, and more.
For guitar lessons, participants are preferably 10 years or older. Younger students are welcome for one to one or group music creativity sessions.
While some people will choose to pursue ongoing musical studies, many can benefit greatly from structured, time-limited programs. TMo Music offers both of these, tailored to meet your specific needs, or the needs of your group.
TMo Methods, Approach:
In all sessions, play is the most important concept. Neuroscience tells us that the most important learning and development happens when the brain is in play mode. Theresa uses a variety of expressive, movement and sound-based games and simple, age-appropriate songs to engage participants in a playful way. A variety of percussive instruments are provided to participants in music creativity sessions.
Topics included in the music sessions, depending on age/developmental abilities include:
- Rhythm, timing
-Tone, sound, notes
-Other basic music theory concepts
-How music feels in the body
-Music for emotional health
For information on fees, scheduling, and other enquiries, please contact Theresa through the contact form above.