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Benefits of Music for Children with Special Needs

All Children Are Welcome

All of Music Together’s classes are open to children with special needs. The entire family—including parents, siblings, grandparents, caregivers—can participate together in the enriching activities of our Mixed-age Classes; and we also have a program called Music Together Within Therapy for eligible clinicians, such as speech, occupational, music therapists, or counselors, who want to use our curriculum and materials as part of their clinical interventions. Both settings receive professional mentoring support from our on-staff board-certified music therapist.

If you are interested in visiting a free mixed-age demo Music Together class, here are a few suggestions to make your experience as positive as possible:

  • Be sure your child is well rested and not hungry. It's hard to be musical on an empty stomach!
  • Arrive a few minutes early to allow your child to get accustomed to the classroom.
  • Show enthusiasm about being in music class! If you think Music Together is fun, so you will your child.
  • Allow your child to experience the class in their own way—this is a great opportunity to observe your child experiencing music!
  • If your child is learning about gentle touch, stay close by and, when needed, gently redirect them back to making music with you.
  • Feel free to speak with your Music Together teacher or center director if you have questions or concerns.

To attend a free Mixed-age Class demo Music Together class, contact your local Music Together center.

Parent Interview

Watch an interview with the mother of a child who has autism. In it, she describes how her son discovered a love of music through the Music Together curriculum at his school.

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