ADAPTED PIANO LESSONS
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.
Weekly private lessons take place at the following locations:
West LA／Adam's Music @ 10612 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
South Bay／Grooveworks Studios @ 1446 West 178th St, Gardena, CA 90248
First trial lesson is free. Student must be at least 5 years old. 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.