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Student with Two Functioning Fingers

The 12 year old son of an adult student of mine would love to take piano lessons. He can already play the violin and has a great ear, able to figure out how to play songs he hears on the piano. However, due to a…

Gateway Appropriate

How would I decide whether a student would learn reasonably well using the classic Simply Music approach, or whether he & I should invest in the Gateway program? I don’t think you can really know until you start. It’s always safe to start with Gateway.…

Webinar Series: 06/15/2018 – Gateway – Music Stories from Karen’s Studio

In this webinar Karen shares videos of her teaching her own students with learning disabilities and discusses their stories and their successes with the Gateway program. Introduction (00:05) Student Video 1: Nikos (00:43) Student Video 2: Rick (09:35) Student Video 3: Eytan (22:28) Student Video…

Webinar Series: 04/20/2018 – Gateway – Improving Fine Motor Function at the Piano

Karen discusses some very common fine motor challenges in students with special needs and ways in which teachers can address them in the Gateway curriculum, and addresses teacher questions about some of their students’ fine motor issues. Topics include: Typical Fine Motor Issues (00:05) Fine…

Webinar Series: 03/23/2018 – Gateway – What Can I Do If…..?

In this webinar you will hear about actual situations that teachers have encountered with their special needs students and learn from Karen’s expertise how best to handle those situations. Topics include: Using a Schedule with Students on the Spectrum (00:05) Difficulty Finding Black Note Groups…

Gateway: Can teachers be classified as music therapists?

My student with cerebral palsy may not return as they want financial funding and can only have it if I am a ‘therapist’. Can we class ourselves as ‘therapists’? No, we cannot claim to be music therapists. Are they under the NDIS scheme? Can you…