Extract from the the TES
Music offers escapism, resilience and inclusion – all crucial as schools reopen amid the crisis, says Graeme Barclay
Sir Elton John believes that “music has a healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a little while.” As a music educator of 25 years, I wholeheartedly agree – and now, more than ever, music should play a pivotal role in children’s lives as we recover from the coronavirus as a society.
Fundamentally, I see three principal settings where music can hugely help children as we all begin a recovery process like we’ve never known before.