Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Best Day" of Learning Through the Music at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

The SMWC Music Therapy Practicum class was recently given the task to take a previously unlearned current popular song (in this case, they were assigned "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors), work together as a group, and be ready to perform the song for their instructor by the end of a 45-minute period.

This type of exercise helps the students experience group process through music, learn how to work with varied group dynamics, sort through problems and determine solutions, and ultimately create a "product" at the end of a very important process. They learn to apply the musical knowledge that is central to their training and education.

Here was the result:


*The cover of this song was used merely for educational purposes and is not intended for any financial gain.