Adapting to Special Needs


“…imagine the implications of music education on the mind of a student with a learning disability.”

Harpists are master adapters, able to adjust at a moment’s notice to the atmosphere around us. With the size and unpredictable nature of our instrument, we have to be!  Why not take that adaptability and implement it in our teaching style? It can better our teaching and broaden the scope of those we can reach with the harp.

But adapting our teaching styles and methods to a student with a learning disability is no easy task—and it’s a task for which most harpists have no specific training. However, there are harp teachers out there charting this territory and leaving paths for other harpists to follow who want to expand their teaching to include students with learning disabilities.

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Miami based Dr. of harp, gown-addict, lover of bulldogs, and fitness enthusiast.

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