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Music interventions are used for stress reduction in a variety of settings because of the positive effects of music listening on both physiological arousal (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, and hormonal levels) and psychological stress experiences (e.g., restlessness, anxiety, and nervousness).

Music can help a child's educational needs by providing a means of self-expression and giving the child an outlet for feelings and emotions. Music, in addition to being a source of entertainment, can also be used to communicate with others. Music can be heard almost anywhere: on the street, at a concert, in our homes, on our phones or radios, in school, and even in classrooms. Regardless of our musical interests or abilities, we can all benefit greatly from exposure to music, especially in the school setting.

Certain techniques and practises should be considered if one wishes to effectively integrate music into their classroom in order to create and sustain a positive learning environment for students who have a history of disengaging from regular lessons. Music interventions can help young people rethink the concept of classroom learning and motivate them to maintain their composure throughout the school day if they know they have the opportunity to express themselves.

While there can be some initial challenges to integrating music into the classroom, there are many benefits that can be gained when music is appropriately used,

These benefits include

  • It elevates the overall mood

  • It reduces stress

  • It relieves symptoms of depression

  • It stimulates memories.

  • Reduces feelings of anxiety and stress.

  • Helps children regulate their emotions

  • Improves concentration and on-task behaviour.

  • Enhances the way children can process language and speech


The Freedom Method

The freedom method is essentially the most effective method of engaging young people, especially when engaging large groups of young people who tend to stick together when delivering sessions in youth clubs, social community groups, classrooms, common rooms, and school settings. This method gives the group or students you're attempting to engage the power of the criteria you're delivering by allowing them to choose. Allowing students to lead by allowing them to dictate which genre, style, and chosen form of expression, such as singing, rapping, or spoken word, is extremely effective, as is allowing the group the freedom to create what they want without censoring the process, which will provide you with the hierarchy of who's who, the personalities in the room, and present the overall dynamic of what to do in order to achieve maximum success.


The art of introducing collaborative experiences increases the likelihood of preventing young people from disengaging; providing the opportunity for participants to engage at any point in the creative process increases the likelihood of them eventually engaging, even if their opinion is based on their taste, style, or preferred style of music. When the process of creating music begins, most young people are focused on inputting the correct instrumentation and donating their ideas because they understand that the composition being made will reflect them, which is a process they take extremely seriously because they know that their peers and members of their community will listen if the product is viable.

Realistic Experiences

With today's emphasis on music and how simple it is to create compositions on your phone or computer without any prior instrument or theory training, there is a great opportunity for young people who believe that making music is a two-step process. You compose the music, achieve fame, and so on. Students will be able to grasp a variety of key lessons by implementing realistic measures that will reinforce the development process, which is applicable to any career path. We typically focus on the art of business and how to generate income, which is extremely effective given the numerous examples of young people of similar ages making a living online through social media. The implementation of the necessary steps to achieve creative success will provide context for what is actually required to maintain a productive lifestyle, which is most young people's desire.

Here are 7 student engagement strategies to enhance learning and boost meaningful involvement in the classroom:

  • 1 – Setting Ground Rules

  • 2 – Journaling

  • 3 – Let Students Lead

  • 4 – Icebreakers

  • 5 – Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum

  • 6 – Get Outside

  • 7 – Perform a Class Service Project


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