Students Meditate to Cleveland Orchestra Music in Schools
An excerpt from IdeaStream.org
Living in a fast-paced, on-demand world can be stressful. Although many of us try to cope with the distractions, that can be particularly tough for children. An Ohio-grown educational program, Mindful Music Moments, combines the music of the Cleveland Orchestra with meditative techniques to promote a sense of calm.
At Canterbury Elementary in Cleveland Heights, each morning at 9:00, students stop for a moment and listen to a few minutes of Cleveland Orchestra music.
Although he prefers dance tunes, one of the third-graders, Chase, said there's something special about the classical music.
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Barnette, David C., and Mary Fecteau. “Students Meditate to Cleveland Orchestra Music in Schools.” Ideastream, 5 Mar. 2019, www.ideastream.org/news/students-meditate-to-cleveland-orchestra-music-in-schools.
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“The testimonies of these kids say it all. I am moved every time I see children stop on purpose, breath in some sort of short practice, and then acknowledge the benefits of it... so good!!”