Music for Special Needs

Music-making is the most human of experiences. It is a natural tool of expression that requires no extraordinary talent to experience and enjoy. For those with special needs, being immersed in a music enrichment class is a joyful and potentially transformational experience. The Lawrence Academy of Music offers classes that provide children and adults with special needs an opportunity to participate in musical activities that build communication and socialization skills, engage fine and gross motor skills, and offer opportunities for musical expression.

Please email with specific questions about the curriculum or with information about a participant's special needs.

The spring session registration is now open.

Spring Session Registration

Spring Session Dates (15-week session)
  • January 29-May 14
    No class March 26 or 28

Monday Classes
  • Teen/ Young Adult group: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Ages 1-4 group: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Ages 5-12 group: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Classes
  • Teen group: 5:00-5:30 p.m.


Music for Youth with Special Needs (ages 1-19)

Finger plays, songs, movement, and playing instruments enhance every child's development. These music enrichment classes, organized by age, are designed to facilitate socialization and communication, motivate interaction, improve social skills and, most important, have fun through the use of different musical experiences and activities.
$212 per 15-week session; 30 minute class once per week

Music for Adults with Special Needs (ages 20 and older)

Adults with special needs often seek identity and validation. One of the ways to accomplish this is through musical expression. These classes for individuals 20 years of age or older provide opportunities for socialization, interaction, and the use of music for self-expression. Through the use of singing, playing instruments, movement to music, and working together as a group ensemble, individuals gain confidence, improve self-esteem, and best of all, have fun utilizing music as the tool.
$212 per 15-week session; 30 minute class once per week

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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