How to Teach Piano & Music to Learning Disabled Students

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How to teach piano & music to learning disabled students

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How to Teach Piano & Music to Learning Disabled Students

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Learning how to teach piano and music to learning-disabled students can seem like quite a challenge. Using the right techniques combined with a whole lot of energy, learning-disabled students can blossom into impressive musicians. Since individuals with learning disabilities usually struggle with memorization, music can be difficult to learn. However, there are other ways to reach the disabled child and teach a new musical skill in the

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Teach on the student's level. Children, especially those with attention deficit disorder or a more severe disability such as Down Syndrome, must be taught in different ways. Use pictures rather than spending time teaching the student to read music, or allow them to choose the songs they'd like to play based upon their current mood. The more you can make music a visual and sensory experience, the better they will do.

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Use humor. All individuals love to laugh, no matter what their learning capacity. Use jokes and silly songs wherever you can in your teaching time. This will relax the student and allow you to build a relationship. Divide sections of music into funny categories, like food names, colors or just silly made up titles. You can then shout out to the student to play the "cupcake" or "yellow" section of a song. They will grasp the concept of music stanzas much more quickly.

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Get physical. Allow students to use muscle movement and physical activity to help them overcome their memory shortfall. Younger students will love to contort their bodies to resemble musical notes and symbols, while others will enjoy acting out musical directions. Have a race to see which student can identify a list of notes and chords first. Allow them to play music outdoors if possible. Making homemade instruments out of household and craft shop items is another creative alternative to a typical music lesson.

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Take breaks. Allow disabled students more frequent breaks than other students. Letting them get up to get a drink of water, walk around the building, etc. will lower stress levels and make room for concentration and healthy learning. If a student is learning something that can be made mobile, such as singing or playing a wind instrument, encourage them to stand, sit, kneel or any other variation if he is able to do so.

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