Music Enables Kids to Learn & Express Emotion
Music can help children to ‘hear’ what certain feelings sound like, and they can learn to tell what emotion is evoked by a piece of music.
Music can help a child get in touch with and/or express a feeling he or she may be experiencing such as happy, sad, scared, or mad. Musical instruments can be ‘gates’ for their emotions and playing them allows their emotions to come through. Appropriate self-expression springs from a sense of self and music can help immensely with this.