My students do well with light jazz. Funny how they
like it playing softly in the background. It has some
rhythm and a pleasant beat but not overpowering to
disrupt their thinking process.
Any type of instrumental music works best I think.
--- advocate <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I rarely post, but I read every post, follow most
> links and have learned
> much, so
> it finally dawned on me to ask the experts a burning
> I do a 3 hour themed workshop for 20 children the
> first Sat. of each month
> for the school
> year. The children are from 4th grade (lots of
> homeschooled) through high
> The first was Origami, the second, fun paint day
> (bubble paint, spray art,
> resist, impasto station (not oil) ... (I digress)
> and now it's winter art.
> I have a paper-cut
> snowflake station, group star project, papercasting
> ornament, cookie
> decorating, hand drawn and colored
> winter themed notecards... diverse, a little crafty
> but the problem through
> all of the
> workshops so far is...
> The Music Question!!!
> I want music but so far they have not liked what I
> have played. I don't
> want dance-party
> type music, they are wild enough (actually just
> kids) but I remind them they
> are here to
> learn skills. What would be focus inducing good
> music for a varied age,
> group of really
> fun kids to do art activities? (Was that a
> sentence?) TIA for any
> brainstorming efforts or
> the voices of experience.
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