Pre-Kinder - Primary (ages 4-8)
Elementary - Middle School (ages 9-13)
High School - Pre-College (ages 14+)
Adult Students - (21+)
All types of students with disabilities (including rare & complex disorders):
Autism, Acondroplasia (Dwarfism), ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome & Neuropathic Pain Disorders, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease), PTSD, Spina Bifida, Tourette Syndrome, Visual Impairments and Blindness, Williams Syndrome,
Group or Ensemble Instruction and Performance Classes are main-streamed to include children, adults and seniors of different ability levels. Gifted students are given the opportunity to mentor those with differing learning or physical challenges.
DFTM provides referral for services of a Board Certified Music Therapist for individuals whose needs require a program in which music is used as the vehicle to support non-musical goals. Music instruction (the learning to play an instrument or sing) is a secondary goal of music therapy.
Professional workshops and seminars are available for public and private schools, school districts, non-profit organizations and churches, classroom and private music educators. Workshops are custom designed to meet the needs of each requesting group or or-ganization. Workshops may be scheduled as a 90-minute presenta-tion or a half or full day In-Service for Administrators, Special Education and Music Professionals. Many topics are available, such as:
(1) How Music Sparks the Brain
(2) How Music Transforms the Quality of Life
(3) The Differences Between Music Therapy and Adaptive Music Education
(4) Teaching Ideas and Solutions through Music for Students with Special
Needs and Diverse Learning Styles (5) Adaptive Music Education & Music Therapy for children and adults with Down Syndrome
(6) Recognizing the Potential of the Quirky Talented Student who may have High-Functioning Autism
(7) Strategies for the inclusion of the student with ASD in the music classroom.
(8) The Role of Music in the Life of the Blind Student
(9) The Role of the Private Music Teacher in the Life of the Student with Epi-lepsy
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