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Adapted Lessons

At Helpful Harmonies Music Therapy, we currently offer adapted lessons in voice and ukulele (with potential to add guitar and piano very soon). Since we are a relationship-based practice, our approach to our adapted lessons are very similar to our approach in therapy; we rely on the individual strengths and needs of each child. We then continue to encourage those areas to connect and grow the love of music with your child.

How do you adapt lessons to meet my child’s needs?

Teacher Giving Guitar Lessons

Here are a few examples:

(not an all inclusive list)

  • Color-coding music and notes to make it easier to read.

  • Printing at larger fonts to make it easier to read. Also highlighting music to make it easier to visually track.

  • Alternate tuning and chords for stringed instruments.

  • Braille on music for visually impaired individuals.

  • Using a visual schedule to help transition and structure for students.

  • Offering breaks for regulation and over-stimulation

  • Changing the room environment to meet sensory needs (lighting, sound, tactile, etc.)

Some children with disabilities may not benefit from traditional music lessons and at Helpful Harmonies Music Therapy, we specialize in meeting each client where they are with their music interests, accommodations, skills, strengths, and learning preferences. 

What are some benefits of music lessons?

  • Improved Eye/Hand Coordination

  • Improved Fine Motor Planning

  • Improved Ocular Motor Skills

  • Improved Auditory Processing

  • Hand Stabilization/Finger Isolation

  • Better Posture/Shoulder Strength

  • Improved Sensory Tolerance

Piano Lesson

Lessons are $70 for 30 minutes, $120 for 60 minutes.

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