I am a teacher at a center school for special needs students. The school has pre kindergarten through 12th grade. Most of the students love music. Many students are on the pre symbolic level. I try to make music a meaningful sensory filled activity.
The staff at my school is wonderful because they really care about providing the best quality of life for all the students. With all the current federal, state, and local demands we all feel hard pressed to jump through the hoops.
I have lived in Italy for an extended period. My son went to high school there. Even with all our problems in education, I'm still proud of the job we do on so many fronts.