Adapted Lessons

Incorporate This One Thing Into Your Adapted Lessons and Watch What Happens

Wholesome Harmonies has grown in leaps and bounds since I started seeing my first private client way back in 2007. I started as a solo practitioner providing solely individual music therapy services. From there, I expanded to group music therapy services, developmental music classes at local libraries and adapted music lessons. Currently, about half of [...]

Incorporate This One Thing Into Your Adapted Lessons and Watch What Happens2019-07-18T16:05:36+00:00

Ukulele, Ukulele, Strum Strum Strum

Playing the ukulele makes me happy. It reminds me of summertime and being at the beach. Do you get that same feeling when you play? Recently, I started ukulele lessons with a three-year-old. It's been fun to come up with a short lesson structure for this age group, and the lessons have been going very well. [...]

Ukulele, Ukulele, Strum Strum Strum2018-07-21T00:07:48+00:00

A Few MORE Creative Adaptations to Your Lessons

Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week. I love it so much because I have a mix of sessions today. I get to teach an adapted piano lesson where the student  is learning "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction and "Do You Love Me?" by the Contours. Then, after a music therapy session, [...]

A Few MORE Creative Adaptations to Your Lessons2017-03-15T14:52:00+00:00

A Few Creative Adaptations for Your Lessons

When I first started Wholesome Harmonies, I envisioned my business solely providing music therapy services. (In fact, my business name used to be Wholesome Harmonies Music Therapy). As the years have gone by, though, I've received more and more requests from parents looking for someone to teach music lessons to their child with special needs. But they [...]

A Few Creative Adaptations for Your Lessons2017-03-15T14:53:07+00:00

Why I Use a Keyboard (not a piano!) For Adapted Lessons

In addition to offering music therapy, another service we provide at Wholesome Harmonies is adapted music lessons. Whereas in music therapy our goal is something non-musical (like increasing attention or improving articulation), with adapted music lessons our goal is musical - for students to acquire skills to learn an instrument. The benefits of having a board [...]

Why I Use a Keyboard (not a piano!) For Adapted Lessons2017-02-21T20:20:47+00:00

Jazz Up Your Adapted Lessons With This Technique

In addition to offering music therapy services, another thing I love to do is offer adapted music lessons to children and teens with ASD. I've been teaching piano lessons to a teen and recently was starting to feel stuck with the lesson book. Plugging through it week after week was becoming a bit dry. Have you [...]

Jazz Up Your Adapted Lessons With This Technique2016-10-23T18:47:42+00:00

Creative Adaptations for Teaching Piano to those With Special Learning Needs

In addition to my music therapy sessions I have the absolute privilege of teaching adapted piano and guitar lessons to children and teens with special needs and different learning styles. People often ask - what does "adapted" lessons mean? Great question. It means I provide adaptations and alternate ways for my clients or students to learn [...]

Creative Adaptations for Teaching Piano to those With Special Learning Needs2015-04-09T17:23:56+00:00
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