Music gives voice to students with disabilities
By Casey Farrar
The rattle of maracas, thumping of drums and jangle of bells on a tambourine blended with laughs, shouts, claps and the sound of an orchestra pouring from a stereo.
For more than an hour, the music swelled and ebbed, switching from upbeat rhythms to soothing lullabies.
As they played, the students didn’t communicate with words, but a grin, clap or the squeeze of the hand said more than any sentence ever could — they were happy. Continue reading