Music as a Pathway to Social Emotional Learning

You are invited to join the California Music Educators Association for a virtual professional learning session, “Music as a Pathway to Social Emotional Learning”, with presenter Ping Ho, Founder and Director of UCLArts & Healing.

Tuesday, May 17th
6:30-7:30pm PT
Email cmea@calmusiced.com to find out more about registering for this free session.

In this interactive workshop, learn about the innate social-emotional benefits of music and how they can be enhanced by trauma-informed and culturally responsive practices.  You will gain practical tools for helping even the most reserved students express their feelings, manage their feelings, and connect to others through music. These practices have direct impacts on classroom participation and learning. Click here to view a snippet of a recent workshop by Ms. Ho posted by the Young Musicians Foundation in Los Angeles.

Ping Ho, MA, MPH is Founder and Director of UCLArts & Healing, which offers professional development and public education in the integration of the arts with mental health practices for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. This work represents the nexus of her graduate education in counseling psychology and public health with her lifelong experience in performing arts. Ping developed Beat the Odds®, an evidence-based drumming program for social-emotional skill building, a Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA), and a sustainable SEA on a Shoestring program. She as recently added two new programs to their signature program offerings: Mindful Music Making and Hip Hop in Social Emotional Learning. Ping is associate editor of the creative arts therapies section of the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and she is a steering committee member for the UCLA Integrative Health Collaborative. Ping is co-author of the National Parenting Products Award-winning book,  The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art (2019, Ohio University/Swallow Press).