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ERIC Number: EJ914614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Making Musical Connections
O'Regan, Paula
Kairaranga, v8 n1 p36-39 2007
The work the author has done with children with special needs in the music field has been heavily influenced by a number of eminent music therapists. She says this work has also been the most enjoyable and often the most exciting of all her experiences as an educationist. She started off as a classroom teacher and at that stage had no aspirations to be anything else. She loved the classroom and the kids she worked with and what she relished most of all was the opportunity she had to share her own passion for music with her students. In this article, the author will not provide a blow-by-blow account of her progression from job to job but she will refer only to the three positions which led her to an awakening to the amazing power of music as both a learning and a therapeutic tool. Those three were teaching, working as a music advisor and becoming a psychologist with what was then, the Psychological Service of the Department of Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand