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Workshop: Leading music activities in Therapeutic Recreation

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 11 am - 12 pm

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TRO is pleased to announce its partnership with Jim Arnold, founder of Folklore Music & Arts, to offer this one-hour virtual music workshop. 

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  1. The benefits of music activities in therapeutic recreation
  2. How to lead a variety of musical games and activities in a therapeutic recreation setting.
  3. How to lead music circles in a therapeutic recreation setting
  4. How to select musical instruments suitable for therapeutic recreation
  5. How to use musical instruments in therapeutic recreation
  6. How to lead one-to-one musical activities 
  7. How to use music as a behaviour intervention

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

1. be able to successfully identify the use of three or more instruments as tools for providing therapeutic recreation programming.

2. be able to identify at least three strategies used in group musical activities that promote social interaction, encourage exercise, provide cognitive stimulation and opportunities for creative expression.

3. learn how to modify musical activities to accommodate diverse abilities.

Jim Arnold teaches Music in Therapeutic Recreation at Niagara College, Sheridan College, Algonquin College and Lethbridge College. He is the founder of Folklore Music & Arts, a provider of education for diverse populations. He is a former director of the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care. Jim has delivered his education programs at CTRA, TRO, RPO and RecTherapyToday conferences. Jim is a musician, a passionate educator and provider of in-service training for recreation staff in long term care homes. He has developed powerful music-based recreation activities that are used by RTs across Canada. 


When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 11 am to 12 pm  (this is a virtual event)

Cost: $25 for TRO members, $35 for non-members

PCC approved = 1 point.

NOTE: Please register only one attendee at a time. 

Leading music activities in Therapeutic Recreation

Step 1: Registrant Information

TRO Workshop: Non-Member Fee ($35.00)
PCC Transcript: Leading music activities in Therapeutic Recreati ($15.00)

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