Theme Overview: Disaster Relief & Recovery

“What comes the day after a disaster?” That’s the question one of the authors for this theme begins by wondering. For those of us not directly in the wake of natural disasters and not actively involved in relief work, the drama of a recent hurricane or landslide might seem artificially short-lived. We see the news-stories … Continue reading Theme Overview: Disaster Relief & Recovery

Speech Therapy and Self-Advocacy: A Conversation with Sarah Kenny

A conversation with  Sarah Kenny //  SC: Hello Sarah, thank you for joining us!  Can you tell us a little about Speech Pathology? Sarah: Sure! I think Speech Pathology is a field that a lot of people don’t quite understand unless they’ve had an interaction with a speech pathologist. We work with speech and language … Continue reading Speech Therapy and Self-Advocacy: A Conversation with Sarah Kenny

Theme Overview: Accessibility & Inclusivity

When we talk about justice, we often emphasize the need for everyone to have a seat at the table, the resources they need, or a voice in the conversation. All of these things are particularly important to consider if we aim to make space for disabled or otherwise differently-abled individuals. What does justice mean for … Continue reading Theme Overview: Accessibility & Inclusivity

The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer //  [Editor’s Note: Music, songs, and the instruments that make both possible can all be powerful forces for life and healing -- sometimes in unexpected ways! Last spring, the Nashville Symphony collaborated with Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. This fall, … Continue reading The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

Audiation, Respect, and Learning to Listen: A Lesson on Giving a Lesson

Written by Grace Wong //  “Remember, even if the bow is the only thing you accomplish the first lesson, that is your one point for Parker for the week. Give him only one goal. Then praise him when he follows through!” my mentor cheerily instructed. That’s it? Every Suzuki Music lesson starts with a bow … Continue reading Audiation, Respect, and Learning to Listen: A Lesson on Giving a Lesson