“Music is the art of thinking with sounds.”
—Jules Combarieu, music scholar
Research has shown that people of all ability levels benefit from making music. For those with special needs, being immersed in a music enrichment class is joyful and transformational experience. The Lawrence Academy of Music offers classes that provide children and adults with special needs an opportunity to participate in musical activites that focus on interaction and socialization skills as well as fine and gross motor skills.
Music for Youth with Special Needs (ages 1-19)
Finger plays, songs, playing instruments, and movement enhance your child's development. These music enrichment classes, organized by age, are taught by Sara Devine, a board certified music therapist with more than 15 years of experience. The groups are designed to facilitate socialization and communication, motivate interaction, improve social skills and, most importantly, have fun through the use of different music techniques and activities. Class size is limited to five children.