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Beck writes blog about benefits of active music-making

Sara Beck

Sara Beck

Psychology professor Sara Beck published a blog for the Center for Scholars & Storytellers, a youth-centered organization that bridges the gap between social science research and media creation, this spring.

Don’t Just Listen! The Social Benefits of Active Music-Making for Children appeared on the site in April.

Beck wrote about how active music-making with young children in a group setting can offer unique social benefits—something she saw first hand, especially this year. As part of a remote school co-op, Beck and her husband taught a group of children in their home, with scheduled music time built around math, reading, science, and other subjects.

“We knew music would be a big part of our day,” Beck, a former professional musician, wrote in the blog. “What we didn’t realize was that it would become so central to so many aspects of our teaching approach.”

The full blog can be found at https://www.scholarsandstorytellers.com/blog-main/how-making-music-benefits-children-socially?rq=Beck.

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