There’s been a large amount of research in recent years exploring the value music has on the brain and learning. We’ve all experienced it in some way in our lives, be it from listening to music while learning or studying, learning something from a catchy song, or by learning to play an instrument.

In this session you will explore the many relationships between music and learning. You will examine and discuss how people learn to play an instrument—there will even be ukuleles available for some to participate hands-on—and what this might mean to learning in general. Using the introductory ukulele lesson as a framework, this fun session will help you explore the many ways that music impacts and enhances learning. (Ukuleles made available during this session will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Nevada UMC after the conference.)

In this session, you will learn:

  • How music enhances learning
  • How people learn to play an instrument, and what that means to learning
  • How music might enhance your practices
  • How to play a ukulele!

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

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All Contributors

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research, The Learning Guild

Shawn Rosler

Instructional Designer, Red Nucleus

Ellen Wagner

Managing Partner, North Coast EduVisors