Adaptive Music Lessons

Life Song Therapy provides adaptive one-on-one music
lessons for you or your loved one.

We teach music to children, adolescents, and adults with all abilities on the following instruments: Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice, and Clarinet.

Adaptive music lessons are an alternative option for children and adults who want to learn an instrument in a more creative way.

Adaptive lessons have therapeutic goals, focusing on music, fun, and building self-potential . These lessons are perfect for someone who struggles to learn music in the traditional manner due to physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges.

Adaptations are made with the technique, style of learning, and physical changes to an instrument for those with specific physical and/or instructional needs.

Adaptive music lessons are designed to be success oriented and motivating.

THE PROCESS:
We start with a consultation and discuss adaptations needed. We also talk through the goals, with input from the students and the parents/caregivers. Lessons are then scheduled weekly or bi-weekly for 30-60 minutes. Community performance opportunities are available, if desired.

 

TO GET STARTED WITH ADAPTIVE MUSIC LESSONS, CONTACT US.

Physical adaptations may include the following:

  • Color-coding or large-print/chord music
  • Learning songs using color or number codes
  • Over-sized guitar picks for guitar
  • Alternate tunings for guitar
  • Specially designed equipment for specific needs

 

Adaptive Music Lessons may include the following:

  • Use of visual aids to structure the lesson and reduce frustration
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Focus on preferred songs and music genres
  • Communication devices
  • Incorporate music games, rhythm instruments, movement and singing to maintain and maximize learning

 

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Hezoucky, MT-BC has created a career of combining her love of music and her enjoyment of working with individuals with special needs. Jennifer works with all ages and abilities and is an accomplished music therapist, music educator, author, and songwriter.

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TO GET STARTED WITH ADAPTIVE MUSIC LESSONS, CONTACT US.

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