By Kelly Surette
Take a second and close your eyes. Imagine you can hear a gong playing in the distance, striking three times. Then, light relaxing piano music starts to flood your mind. More instruments join in - French horns, flutes...dulcet oboes. The music you hear is angelic, healing your being with every note.
Open your eyes. How do you feel now? I’m guessing you’re relaxed, calm, and focused. When calming meditation music is used with individuals with special needs, many experience the same result.
How to Find It
Finding calming music is so easy (and free!) A quickYouTube search for calming meditation music will reveal a multitude of options. If you are looking for background music that plays for an extended period of time, try this link for 11+ hours of meditation sounds. Music Link.
Type of Music
The best type of calming music is music with no words or direct melody. You want to look for ambient tones, sound healing tones, relaxing piano music, water sounds, or sounds of nature.
When to Use It
Use calming music as:
Where to Use It
Use calming music:
Why Use It
Meditation music soothes and relaxes the mind and body, while reducing stress and anxiety. It provides inner peace and healing to those who engage with it regularly. For students with special needs, the use of calming meditation music can be an intervention that provides stress relief and happiness for a lifetime.
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Kelly Surette is the author of Creative Miracles: A Practitioner’s Guide to Adaptive Music Instruction (coming soon.) She is a speaker and adaptive music educator in the New England area. Kelly is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with special needs and those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with multiple disabilities through music. Connect with Kelly at www.kellysurette.com.