The quest for the right music
Since Georgi Lozonav, the famous Bulgarian physicist and accelerated learning pioneer, did his pioneering studies on the impact of music on learning, trainers all over the world have tried to find the perfect musical formula to help them connect the participants and produce the desired results.
If Executive Oasis International established a strategic alliance with Kuala Lumpur International seminars offer FLAMES formed throughout Asia, we wanted to ensure that our approach would be relevant to the different cultures which we should work. We weren't sure what to expect. Acceptance was a lot easier than we expected. Asian audience responded enthusiastically to accelerated learning with its emphasis on session starters, energizers, colorful visuals, and in-depth practice. Along the way, there were a number of pleasant surprises and unexpected discoveries about the importance of music in education. For the first time, we will have a few of these secrets to reveal to you.
Asian Memories: My Musical Journey
In January 2000, I got off the plane at KLIA, my accelerated learning paraphanalia loaded onto a cart and wheeled it out to FIK's Mr. t. Saravanan. I realized immediately that I would be right at home. You see I am Jamaican. The windshield of the car in which Sam Selvaj waited us had a huge Bob Marley and the Wailers sticker.
On the way to the hotel we still have along with a club called Ran a statue of Bob Marley in the front yard. These were the first indications that it was important for us to a number of reggae on our accelerated learning playlist. (I knew that much, 2 years later, I would chat with Malaysian Rastafari's sell Bob Marley t-shirts on the night market and enjoy soda to 2 hours on the terrace of the Reggae Club to the fashionable Batu Penang Ferringghi.) More discoveries to lay ahead.
At our first session, which was attended by 65 delegates at Regent Hotel Kuala Lumpur, we realized that tucked away in our boxes, we had packed the perfect ingredient to "spice up" our training. We'll give you a hint. It was music from a certain artist. (Before we made knowledge with this music, we had experimented with a number of royalty-free music, produced by a learning company. Although it was well received in the USA, the reception of our audience in Canada had been lukewarm. So we sought to until we found music on which Canadian public reacted enthusiastically.)
Music of this artist would also be a valuable contribution to our warm reception in Asia. From Bangkok to Bombay (Mumbai) from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur, the results were the same. In fact, 7 travel and more than 1000 participants later, this music still to generate excitement where we have performed sessions in Asia. The artist is Ron Korb.
Music by Ron Korb: ideal for Accelerated Learning
Whether we are in Toronto, Singapore or Penang, participants in our sessions always BEG us for more music Ron Korb's. Music is a universal language. The right music can greatly improve your workouts. It can create a warm and inviting environment and build participant enthusiasm. The key is to find the right music and gently add to the accelerated learning mix.
A Toronto based and internationally known, Japanese-Canadian flute virtuoso, composer and music producer, Ron Korb has 9 CDs including "Japanese Mysteries", "Flute traveller", and "Celtic Heartland" of the recently released "Ron Korb Live" CD and DVD. Ron's music transcends borders, which equates to world music at its best. A carpet of Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Celtic, and Caribbean influences, mixed seamlessly with jazz, Ron has created a truly original sound. Ron has performed on dozens of CDs, tv-programs, soundtracks (including Being Julia).
Preparations for use Music for Accelerated Learning
Based on our experience, here are a few tips for trainers and speakers looking to ensure that their sessions to be well received by multi-cultural public both at home and abroad. The first should be obvious:
1. use music,
Music can cross cultural boundaries and language barriers.
2. always have a participant profile or learning styles survey for the meeting planner to distribute and collect of the participants prior to your session.
Including questions about musical preferences on this investigation. Season to taste: catering to Various learning styles of the Spice of the month Learning Accelerarted e-zine describes how you gauge musical and other participant preferences.
3. let the seminar Organizer, sponsor or meeting planner know that you plan to use music during your session. Provide for them a direction on the verk