St Gabriel's Visual Arts program is staffed by a teacher with many years of experience. Our teacher works with the students to develop a range of Creative Arts skills that both build technical skills and provide opportunities for communication, connectivity, and self-expression between the students. It also provides an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the world around them and another opportunity to practice social skills.
For students with special needs, music has all this and more to offer. Music can enrich the lives of students through participation in traditional music education activities. It can also be used as a support for other disciplines such as music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and auditory training. (Darrow, 1985)
Music is a language that speaks to all people. It caters for multiple intelligences, ages and abilities. For students with special needs, music education can have the following additional benefits: