special needs blog posts

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TC239: Hiding Your Musical Veggies with Composer Karen Marshall

In this episode, Karen Marshall shares her story of returning to studying and teaching music after succeeding in a career in marketing and public relations. Well-loved as a composer and best-selling author, Karen has also trained extensively in the area of special needs.  In addition to learning about her teaching journey, we discuss Karen’s compositions, some of ... TC239: Hiding Your Musical Veggies with Composer Karen Marshall

CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with Anastasia Buettner-Moore

Have you ever been asked to teach a blind piano student? What did you say? It’s tempting to say no – not because we don’t want to teach them – but because we feel unprepared. But there is no degree in teaching piano to the visually impaired (that I know of) and if we don’t ... CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with Anastasia Buettner-Moore

TTTV056: Scott Price on Special Needs Teaching

Teaching students with special needs can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it has its challenges. If you’ve been approached by a parent of a child with special needs, you may have been too intimidated to take them on. You may have felt that you weren’t prepared or qualified to deal with their unique learning ... TTTV056: Scott Price on Special Needs Teaching

Special Needs Piano Teaching

Have you ever felt a little out of your depth when teaching students with learning disorders, behaviourial issues or other special needs in your studio? Special needs piano teaching requires patience, flexibility, creativity and lots of love, care and attention but there's not a lot of information out there to help. So September's content on the blog and podcast is all about strategies and ideas for teaching piano students with special needs.

TTTV008: Tactics for teaching piano students with ASD & ADHD – Thembi Shears

Have you ever taught a student with special needs or learning difficulties? Do you have a student right now who is on the Autism Spectrum? In today’s podcast epidsode Thembi Shears shares her fantastic insights into teaching students with ASD or ADHD. Thembi talks about what these terms mean, the difficulties you may encounter, and how ... TTTV008: Tactics for teaching piano students with ASD & ADHD – Thembi Shears