|Sound class participants come together in the circle.|
|Jim and Bradley move to the sound of Sound class.|
|Instructor Lisa (on left) leads a Sound class activity.|
Instructor Lisa LoRusso teaches a class called 'Sound'. Some of our students have perfect pitch, limited auditory ability, limited vocal ability and difficulty with sound moderation. This class offers options for these barriers and creates an arena to explore sound, movement and art. Some of the ways sound is explored in this class are movement correlations to vowel sounds, which helps to center and focus auditory input and spacial awareness. Another favorite medium are the boom whackers, brightly colored tubes which you 'whack' to create deep resonating sounds that change with the tubes size. These create a relationship between sound, color and vibration making it an auditory, visual and tactile sound experience. Another activity is body movement to objects. Making shapes with the body and vocalizing paired words such as 'sun' while moving the arms big and round like the sun, and 'moon' while creating a crescent shape with the arms. Clients work in a parallel format as well as in a circle to create individual and group spaces that encourage body, space and auditory awareness.