“In 2008, I attended a Dreams Fulfilled through Music recital and knew at once that I would finally be able to fulfill my life-long dream of playing the piano.
As a child, I’d only experienced one failure after another because teachers had no idea about how adapt a curriculum to meet the needs of someone on the Autistic Spectrum. After seeing so many children and adults with all types of different challenges get on stage and perform with confidence, I knew that I could do it too!
I began playing the simplest beginner pieces nine years ago, and now I’m studying intermediate to advanced standard piano literature. Through the DFTM music program, I am able to perform in public and for others less fortunate.
Today I am also studying the accordion and learning the skills of ensemble performance. Now music has become the positive difference that has changed my life forever, rather than just that distant dream.