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Messy Music is a method that builds social emotional skills using Mil's Trills original songs and collaborative music-making experiences. It is a play-centered highly responsive approach that activates creativity free of judgement and criticism. With a focus on process over product and through a lens of curiosity and improvisation, Messy Music offers direct access into the arts and strengthens relationships with self and others. 

Why is it important?

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40% of youth have increased psychological problems following COVID-19. It's much worse for children with disabilities or who are members of marginalized groups *

*The Effect of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health Leilei Liang et al Psychiatric Quarterly (2020)

Why it works

What families are saying


100% of students said they felt more creative after participating in Messy Music workshops. 9 out of 10 students reported a noticeable increase in: 

empathy, confidence, cooperation, and willingness to listen to new ideas. 

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What is Messy Music?

for students & educators

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