At Wholesome Harmonies, we offer both adapted and traditional music lessons on guitar, piano, voice, ukulele and drums.
As of July 1, 2017, music therapy services and adapted music lessons provided by our board certified music therapists can be covered by the Gardiner Scholarship Program. This is exciting news! Send us an email to get more information.
Read on to find out more information about each of our offerings.
Adapted Music Lessons
Adapted lessons are available for children and teens who have special learning needs.
In addition to acquiring the skills to play the instrument, your child will have the opportunity to work on increasing sustained attention, improving the ability to follow directions and improving fine motor skills.
Our teachers are all board-certified music therapists who specialize in working with individuals with special needs. Because of our training and background as music therapists, we have the creativity to adapt our teaching methods to meet the needs of your child.
Adaptations may include any of the following:
- color-coded notation (see picture above and click here to see more examples of color-coded notation)
- simplified or larger notation
- extra practice sheets & materials
- visual aides
- music & movement to teach concepts of beat & rhythm
- musical games (for example, card games to teach musical symbols)
Traditional Music Lessons
Piano lessons focus on reading musical notation, learning correct hand position, playing scales, learning music theory, and singing solfege. The Bastien Piano series is typically used to teach both theory and technique.
Guitar lessons focus on reading musical notation, learning correct hand position, understanding music theory, and learning chords. The Hal Leonard Guitar Series is typically used to teach both theory and technique. Students are encouraged to bring in their favorite songs to work on during sessions, as well. Currently, our students are learning songs by Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Green Day!
Voice, Ukulele & Drum lessons are also available.