Magazine article Talent Development

Play Music during Sessions

Magazine article Talent Development

Play Music during Sessions

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Part of implementing a positive learning environment is creating a warm atmosphere in the room. Aside from your conversation as an instructor, what is a good way to set the tone for a session?


One way to appease your learners is to play music. Everyone enjoys music, and it may pleasantly surprise them that you're willing to use it. It also makes you more relatable. Here's how to do it:

1. Find appropriate music to play. You may want songs that are relatively soothing, but it really depends on the tone you're trying to set for the session. Make sure that the music is legal and doesn't include commercials. For the sake of your wallet, free music is also ideal. If you don't know where to find the right music, Jamendo can be a great source.

2. Test your music before you try to use it in practice. Check whether it plays, and also make sure the volume is set at an appropriate level. …

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