That’s right. We want you to bring your iPad.
Not just for communication, but also to help us MAKE SOME MUSIC!!
Many of my students enjoy the GarageBand app.
Especially these drums!
So I got to thinking….. let’s just TRY something!
In my studies of the field of music therapy, and observing the growth/success of iPads as an ACC device, I’ve contemplated long and well upon the implications of the iPad, in its potential (and drawbacks) within music therapy sessions.
(For more info on the use of iPads in music therapy, check out our super cool friend, The Groovy Garfoose!)
I’m ALSO extremely curious about the possibilities of iPad music instruments opening up a whole new world of musical experiences “in the moment,” for many on the autism spectrum, if it is played while listening to great live music, simultaneously.
Many kids at our SF Concerts like to wear noise-reduction headphones, and ear-buds are similar in their ability to cut sound out of an environment. We’re already going against the cultural norm, to make typically “formal” jazz and classical concerts “autism-friendly,” so why not allow the audience to play their iPads along with the performing artists?!
Now that sounds like potential for some real musical experience!!
So, everyone who is coming to our Sensory-Friendly Concert on March 17th, bring your iPads and your ear-buds, and Ms. CJ is going to get some music-technology experiments going!
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