SPLASH! • SKYPE PIANO LESSONS ADAPTED for SPECIAL HEROES!
Currently 1 in 59 children in the US are affected by autism (ASD). Many with ASD have a natural connection and fondness for music. They are also inclined to be extraordinarily gifted in music due to heightened sensitivity in hearing and pitch discrimination. In fact, the prevalence of perfect pitch is significantly higher in those with ASD. When nurtured, this is a talent which can help develop new avenues of communication and learning, and boost self-esteem and confidence. Playing the piano helps many find their voices.
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I have been using music to help children with ASD find their voices since 1992. I am a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) with 800 hours of training with children with special needs and autism. SPLASH! methods have been developed over two decades and are designed to foster musical talents through errorless learning. This in turn strengthens gross and fine motor skills, promotes hand/eye coordination, stimulates muscle memory, develops aural skills, and fosters a child’s confidence and courage. Many SPLASH! parents express how much their children love showing off their piano playing for friends and relatives.
Why Skype? This is a common question, but once you look beyond the surface, the reasons are plentiful and plain to see:
1: Your child gets to stay in their own environs — alleviating the attending stress of transportation, new settings, smells and other distractions.
2. You don’t have to spend time, gas, and hassling with traffic bringing your child to my studio.
3. Appearing on a computer screen is far less invasive to a child with ASD than an in-home visit.
4. Many with ASD are attracted to technology and get a kick out of this method of interactive instruction through Skype.
So, what are you waiting for?
Contact me for a consultation and let’s JUMP RIGHT IN!