Metro Music Makers offers adaptive music lessons for children with special needs to help them successfully learn a music instrument in a way that uses their unique strengths and gifts, as well as hosting performance opportunities that are 100% inclusive. Music therapist Kristen Van Dyke shares why these recitals are especially beneficial to students with special needs.
Category: Adaptive Lessons
Teaching Music Lessons for Children with Anxiety and/or Depression
Metro Music Makers music therapist Kristen Van Dyke shares some tips for teaching music lessons to students with a mental health diagnosis.
Teaching Music Lessons for Children with Learning Disabilities
Music therapist Morgan Minyard shares tips on teaching music to students with learning disabilities.
3 ways an adaptive lesson is different from a regular lesson
Metro Music Makers music therapist Sara Longwell shares about adaptive lessons, and explains some tools that music therapists frequently employ to meet students where they are.
Music therapy and adaptive lessons: What if my child doesn't have a diagnosis?
Metro Music Makers offers music therapy and adaptive lessons for children with a variety of diagnoses, including ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, emotional and behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and much more. But what if your child doesn’t have a specific diagnosis? Can music therapy or adaptive lessons still be implemented successfully?
Why we recommend piano for adaptive lessons
As the Director of Music Therapy for Metro Music Makers, I love that we are able to offer adaptive lessons as part of our in-home services. I always recommend starting with piano, and if you’re a parent of a current or potential future adaptive student, I’d like to share with you some of the reasons for this.
Music Therapy and Adaptive Lessons
As a Board-Certified Music Therapist working with Metro Music Makers, I provide both Music Therapy and what are called adaptive lessons. In both settings, I typically work in the home with children and adolescents who have psychiatric, developmental, behavioral or neurological diagnoses. The goals of these two types of session, however, can be very different. […]