Specialized Workshop in Music Education II - Special Music Education: Behavioural Challenges


As awareness of educational and recreational possibilities for students with special needs grows, an increasing number of music teachers are being asked to take on students with various exceptionalities. To be able to bring these students to their full potential, it is vital for music teachers to have an understanding of the disorders, how they impact the learning process, and strategies that can be effective in minimizing that impact and helping students to flourish. In the following courses, music teachers will become equipped to support students of all abilities in a studio or classroom setting. 

Many diagnoses include behavioural issues that can create challenges in the learning environment. Understanding the causes for these behaviours is key to supporting students and creating the conditions that allow students to reach their potential in music learning. Participants will learn about the biological, environmental and psychological roots of behavioural issues; how to identify the various functions of behaviour and develop strategies to address the needs of the student; and how to establish a framework for behavioural support in a music education setting.


Topic Relevance

  • Class 1: September 19th

    •  9:00am-12:00pm

    • 1:00-4:00pm

  • Class 2: October 3rd

    • 9:00am-12:00pm

    • 1:00-4:00pm

  • Class 3: October 17th

    • 9:00am-12:00pm

    • 1:00-4:00pm



  • Any musician interested in learning more about anatomy, injury prevention, auditory health, and strategies to improve musculoskeletal health related to music making.


Delivery Mode


  • This course will be delivered via distance learning using the Zoom platform. You will receive further information about how the class will be run, as well as the link to access the virtual classroom, prior to the start date. The course takes place in real time, with the opportunity to interact with the instructor through the Zoom interface.



  • Jillian Beacon, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

  • Carolyn Christie, Performance Skills Coach

  • Evelyn Tan, Certified Mindfulness Instructor




September 19, October 3, 17, 2021                              Delivery Mode: Online                                   


9:00 - 12:00                                                                       Fee $150.00                                                                                                                    




             1.5 unit

September 19, October 3, 17, 2021                              Delivery Mode: Online                                   


9:00 - 12:00                                                                        Fee $375.00                                                                                                                    




Contact Us

If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the workshop.

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