for kids with autism


Piano lessons can be extremely beneficial to kids with autism or other developmental disabilities:

  • strengthen hand-eye coordination

  • improve fine motor skills

  • support brain development (Bengtsson, 2005)

  • sustain longer attention span

  • build confidence, etc.

The major goal is not to train the student with autism into a professional musician, but to help him/her enjoy playing music, and be blessed by all the developmental benefits stated above. 

Teacher Ceri created a special music notation system (adapting the Ziffersystem which was first created in France in the 17th century) to prevent students with autism from being overwhelmed by traditional notation and potentially losing interest in learning piano. With the aid of musical tools and individualized reinforcement schedules (ABA method), students quickly learn to play melodies.

  • Location | Grooveworks Studios (1446 West 178th St, Gardena, CA 90248).

  • Tuition | $140/month for 4 weekly 30-min private lessons. First trial lesson is free.

  • Age Requirement | Student must be at least 5 years old.

  • Recital | Annual student recital takes place in December each year.

Bengtsson, S.L., et al. (2005). Extensive piano practicing has regionally specific effects on white matter development. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1148-1150.