The Musical Harmony of Health: Workshop for families with atypical children

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Maryland Conservatory of Music, The Chapel

1200 East Churchville Road

Bel Air, MD 21014

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The goal of the Consonance Lecture-Workshop for families with atypical children is to empower parents and caretakers of children exhibiting neurological impairments with the knowledge and tools that will allow them to independently subsidize and foster the development of their children though music listening.

Our promise is to provide the answers to a number of key questions and issues that will enable you to take action with understanding and conviction, thus effectively helping your child.

Why can music help? In which way can music help? What kind of music can help? How to implement a successful listening strategy for my child? How does music interact with other therapies? How can I keep track of the positive music-induced changes taking place with my child? Where can I find the right music for my child?

Our commitment is to answer these and many more questions.

Summary of Workshop
The multimedia lecture-workshop begins with a brief introduction about the evolution of music language and production, thus providing an updated historical perspective that allows for a more complete appreciation of the potentialities of music at present.

We follow with scientific evidence that reveals the nature of the relationship between music and the human brain, with the aim of illustrating how neurophysiological orderliness is naturally unleashed by listening to sound energy organized in tones, namely, tonal music. You will be able to visualize sound energy and the topology of Harmony, and also experience the sounds implicated in these processes.

We then go through successful results of studies and cases from around the world that have applied music to recover neurological health, showcasing examples of brain injuries afflicting atypical children such as Child Epilepsy, Autism, West Syndrome and Stroke.

We hence show that the music order and the biological order are indeed the same order, expressed esthetically or biologically, in alignment with the observations made in 2001 by Dr. Mark Tramo, neuroscientist at the Harvard Medical School: "Music is in our genes".

Accordingly, we demonstrate how the experience of appropriate and sustained music listening can naturally reorganize brain activity, causing a number of positive changes, both functional and structural, in the listener. We will discuss methods to further your child´s speech and motor abilities that can be coupled with other therapies, and also how to monitor your child´s neurological response and development caused by music listening.

Samples of the Consonance Questionnaire, specifically developed to collect data on children with neurological impairments, will be distributed to participants with the objective of collecting granular data pertaining to the motor, phonological and cognitive condition of each respective child. The completion of the Questionnaire will be duly facilitated to ensure accuracy.

From the data registered in the Questionnaires, Consonance Music will make corresponding personalized playlists containing proprietary audio files (mp3), which will be sent to each participant through email within 3 days, along with indications and recommendations, in order to enable participating parents to establish a successful listening routine at home, therefore providing the experience and benefits of Neuromusicology to their children.

If the participant is a therapist or an educator who does not live with an atypical child, a playlist containing proprietary audio files (mp3) aimed at enhancing individual activities such as occupational and speech therapy sessions, or playful, sensory-oriented group activities and games, will be sent through email within 3 days, according to participant´s choice.

If you wish to attend the event as an Observer and not as a Participant, meaning that you will not be filling out the Questionnaire or receiving our proprietary audio files (mp3), you are welcome to register as an Observer for a nominal fee ($12).


Discount for students, seniors and military families, and nominal fee for observers:

Be sure to enter the promotional code that applies to you. Enter Student (50% off), Senior (50% off) or Military (40% off) prior to purchasing your ticket and save big league! Or enter Observer to watch the lecture for a nominal fee ($12).

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event is geared to mothers, fathers and caretakers of atypical children, irrespective of age.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Easy parking access and public transportation.

How can I contact the organizer with any question?

Email the organizer and you will get a response within 24 hours.

What's the refund policy?

Refund Policy: You can request a full refund up to 24 hours prior to event. Please contact the organizer for a refund. You will receive your refund within 7 business days after your request. In case of event cancellation you will automatically receive a full refund within 7 business days of event date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring either your printed ticket or the pdf ticket on your Smartphone.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, it is ok. If for some reason you cannot attend the event, a friend, relative or associate can attend in your place.

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1200 East Churchville Road

Bel Air, MD 21014

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