Learn To Play
Adapted music lessons are taught by our board-certified music therapists who specialize in working with children and teens with special needs.
We use our training and clinical experience to come up with creative adaptations for teaching special learners. We strive to help each individual feel successful when learning the instrument and enjoy the experience.
We provide lessons on the following instruments:
In addition to acquiring the skills to play the instrument, your child will have the opportunity to work on: improving receptive language skills, improving fine motor skills, and increasing sustained attention and impulse control. They’ll also have the opportunity to develop their musicality and self expression through improvisation and composition.
Thinking outside the box is our forte.
Here are just some of the creative adaptations and special things we can incorporate into our lessons to engage your child in learning:
Color-coded notation (click here to see more examples of color-coded notation)
Simplified or larger notation
Extra practice sheets & materials
Music & movement
Your child’s favorite songs
You’ll regularly find us jamming to the Beatles and Taylor Swift in a piano lesson, writing songs in a voice lesson, and playing a game of Musical Symbols Go Fish in a guitar lesson.
Many of our students enroll in a Music Therapy/Adapted Lesson combo. This service is one hour in total and allows the student the opportunity to develop non-musical skills (such as increasing attention and communication skills) while also developing musical skills on their instrument of choice.
Wholesome Harmonies accepts private pay clients and are providers for the Family Empowerment Scholarship from Step Up For Students and Sunshine Health Medicaid, both of which cover our services at 100%. We take care of billing on your behalf.
“The lessons are going great. Lucas can be a handful, but Yank’l is so patient with him. He is warming up to the piano and tries to play what she taught him on his own. We are very happy!”
Jessica Espinosa • Mother of Lucas