Seeds of Change

MUS-E Apologia

mus-eIn 1994, Lord Menuhin started the MUS-E project in nine “difficult” schools in the European Union to prove that singing and dancing can enable children to move from prejudice, fear, mistrust, failure, aggression, and violence to trust, confidence, harmony and good academic results.

Agreements with various Ministries of Education and Culture have been already signed with the aim of introducing MUS-E into the General Curriculum.

MUS-E focuses on awakening the senses of touch, sound, taste, listening, hearing, recognition, orientation, and balance. The program proves children need the satisfaction of their senses, opportunities for exploration and constant learning.

The program goes beyond the scope of formal education to contemplate love, hate, serenity, exhalation, solitude, compassion, aggression, joy in nature, and exuberance. This rich development of the senses precedes ideally any abstract learning of symbols (e.g. alphabet) or structure (e.g. grammar).

Lord Menuhin Foundation: http://www.menuhin-foundation.com/
Various country websites: http://www.mus-ebrasil.com/en/html/links.html
Mus-e Network: http://www.mus-e.net/pub_index.html
German website: http://www.ymsd.de/
Brazilian website with videos: http://www.mus-ebrasil.com/en/index_en.html 

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