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It’s You I Like: Music & Disability Webinar with The Fred Rogers Institute

This event will be hosted by the Fred Rogers Institute along with Amanda R. Draper, assistant professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Participants will learn about findings from Draper’s work examining the intentional ways Fred Rogers approached honoring disabilities and differences and how music played a role in that process. She will also offer practical strategies that educators can use to create more access to learning. 

As the 2022-2023 Gretsch Music Fellow in Children’s Music, Amanda has been exploring the work and musical legacy of Fred Rogers to highlight the ways in which he celebrated competence and ability. In her own research and practice, she has observed how a focus on children’s strengths through their musical experiences can impact beliefs about ability more broadly.  

Through this event, Amanda hopes to bring attention to ways educators and caregivers may utilize musical participation to help children become accepting of one another and to see each other for their capabilities, rather than disabilities. 

This event will be hosted on Zoom and free to all. Find more information on the Fred Rogers Institute website, and use this Google Form to register. 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 – 3 PM PT | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET

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