Adapted Music Lessons
Individual adapted music lessons are specifically designed for people who have disabilities or health conditions. Instructional methods are adapted to the individual's learning style, functioning level, strengths and needs.
A variety of instruments can be taught including:
Wind and brass instruments
Adaptive Lessons may be best when:
The child wants to learn and has tried traditional lessons, but did not have an successful experience due to behavioral, verbal, cognitive or other difficulties that the teacher was unable to work with.
The Child has already received Music Therapy treatment for some time (or other outside treatment), treatment goals have been meet or are in the process of being met, and the parent(s) and therapist agree that the child is now ready for adaptive lessons.
Examples of possible adaptations:
Color/letter/number coding rather than using traditional musical notation
Alternative or simplified tuning for guitar
use of chord buddy for guitar
Enlarged or simplified music to minimize distraction
Use of a picture schedule or checklist to structure the session and reduce frustration
focus on preferred songs and music genres to increase motivation