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Characteristics of Music

are the Characteristics of Music?

      1.  Music
captivates and maintains attention

      2.  Music
stimulates and utilizes many parts of the brain

      3.  Music
is easily adapted to, and can be reflective of, children’s abilities

      4.  Music
structures time
in a way that we can understand 

      5.  Music
provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition

      6.  Music
provides a social context — it sets up a safe, structured setting  for verbal and nonverbal communication

      7.  Music
is an effective memory aid

      8.  Music
supports and encourages movement

      9.  Music
taps into memories and emotions

     10.  Music
and the silences within it provides nonverbal, immediate feedback

Music is success-oriented – children of all ability levels can participate

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