Third Street Music School: Creative Aging Concepts and Techniques for Musicians

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Please review the following resources prior to training:

“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]

“Creative Aging: The essentials,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [3:06]

Training Description:

This highly interactive training is designed for experienced faculty and teaching artists to gain deeper knowledge and practice in implementing and adapting creative aging practices.

Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, small and large group dialogue, and discussion of exemplary creative aging programs, participants will:

  • Learn practical skills in program design, curriculum development, and music-specific engagement techniques
  • Look at how applying universal design practices can best support older adults with different abilities
  • Emerge with a clear plan and practical tools to foster skill-building and social engagement for older adult students in their classes and ensembles

In addition, participants will:

  • Learn how social isolation is a health concern for older adults
  • Be introduced to the SAFE planning design approach of creative aging programs
  • Experience assessment and social engagement activities that could be adapted for their classes
  • Analyze activities and approaches that encourage students to build community connections that are tied to their music learning experiences

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