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Learning from music education – Episode 30 – The Oxford Comment

More than ever before, educators around the world are employing innovative methods to nurture growth, creativity, and intelligence in the classroom. Even so, finding groundbreaking ways to get through to students can be an uphill battle, particularly for students with special needs. It’s no wonder that success stories—every educator’s dream—might seem few and far between.

In this month’s episode, host Sara Levine chats with Alice Hammel, co-editor of Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble SettingsTaylor Walkup and Adam Goldberg, two music educators in New York City, and Karmen Ross and Hyacinth Heron Haughton, the parents of special needs students. Together, they engage in fascinating conversation about the role of music in special needs education, illustrating its challenges and—most importantly—its rewards.

Image Credit: “2nd Grade Music Program” by Bill and Vicki T. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

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  1. Thank you for this engaging look into how music therapy can positively impact children with learning difficulties. Guideposts Charity would be interested to get in touch with you about how our Oxfordshire based music therapy service for adults and children could be involved. We hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Alice


    Yes, I would be happy to talk with you about Guideposts Charity. Please contact me: [email protected].



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