Music Therapy, Redwood City 7/3/13

Posted by Charissa L on July 4, 2013 at 12:25 AM

On July 3, Tyler Leswing and Charissa Leung visited the Wings Learning Center for the second time. This week there was a bigger group of teens, all of whom were very excited about the music therapy session!

The session started out with the kids catching up with one another, telling the rest about their summer vacations. Beth (the therapist) led the group on guitar for a spirited rendition of their original song, called "MBL" (or Music Band Live). Then, Charissa performed the first movement of Mozart's 5th violin concerto, which everyone enjoyed. Each person took out their favorite instruments to play along as everyone sang "Good Time," by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen. Afterwards, Tyler began an improvisation on the piano, and one of the group members, Jake, came over to the piano and began playing a simple tune alongside Tyler. Together, they continued their harmonizing melodies and ended the song with a soft, tender chord. It was a very special moment.

Like Jake, the regulars of this group are also quite musically talented. They may not have had formal training, but they all enjoy singing, have a great sense of beat, and can figure out tunes on the keyboard and guitar. What special people -- they truly love music and making friends, and honestly are the most happy, sincere group one could ever hope to meet.

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