« My name is Nick and I am special education teacher who works with children in grade 3 and who are on the autism spectrum. Louise ran a one-hour session for three of our special need’s classes (18 students, 9 staff). It was amazing! The session was well structured with a variety of activities and we were able to use quality instruments. The session brought everyone out of their shell- adults included! Our students’ personalities all came out as they are given the space to explore and express themselves as they please. Teaching creativity is difficult, but I can safely say that our session brought about much creativity. It was a very meaningful experience and afterwards, all of our students were more productive, calmer and seemed happier throughout the day!
The 20-minute improvisation portion of the session is something I will remember for a long time! The smiles, movements, voices, rhythms, laughter, focus and positive energy was something truly beautiful. We were connected through rhythm on a level that can only be achieved through art (creative expression). It inspired us all, even those who have no musical training. I think letting loose like that is so important for us as human beings as it teaches us just that, how to be. I have been inspired to bring in more music/movement activities into my class. I really appreciate the experience that Louise facilitated for us. »