Focused Listening and Life Skills

Focused Listening and Life Skills (Concerts for special education and troubled teens)


In collaboration with Jan Elise Sells, M.Ed, MA, MFT, Composing Together has created a meaningful program that will share musical enrichment, emotional awareness and communication skills through creating music together. Starting with a performance of music created by Composing Together composers, the audience learns to use focused listening while analyzing their emotional responses to different musical sounds. They learn and practice breath awareness and finally collaborate with the composers to create a “grand finale” piece that expresses their own ideas and feelings. Each concert is performed by Composing Together Teaching Composers in conjunction with a therapist facilitator.