What was so great about this whole experience was how much Maya enjoyed the music that evening. We stayed for a few sets, different people sang and played their instruments, ranging from a tuba, piano, guitar and a full on rock and roll band. Maya sat the majority of the time watching and being very attentive. She clapped at the end of every song. It was a wonderful evening and even though we were out later than we usually are with Maya, I think it was worth it. It makes me so happy to be able to expose her to all types of music and experiences.
Here a few photos of Maya with her music therapist. I really do believe that music taps into a side of her brain that no other therapy does. As we all have felt on one level or another music opens up our mind and heart and can motivate us to do so much more than we believe we can.
|striking a pose|
|working with the bells|
|moving and grooving|
|playing the xylophone|