Being creative and flexible in your teaching approach is essential in the private teaching studio. Facilitating adaptive lessons is teaching to the studentsâ€™ individual learning needs. Special guest, Becca Samson is a board certified Music Therapist and a private voice teacher who specializes in adaptive music lessons. Becca shares fantastic teaching strategies for all teachers working with young musicians.
My name is Becca Samson and I am a board-certified music therapist and private lessons teacher. While most of my professional experience is practicing music therapy, I have a small voice studio in Greenville, MI and also have experience providing adaptive lessons to people with disabilities. In music therapy, I primarily work with children and adults with disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorder, among other diagnoses. I love being creative to provide a space for people with disabilities to access music making in their way.
I am passionate about working with – and advocating for – children and adults with disabilities! I love to learn, and love to help others learn skills in THEIR learning style. I am also passionate about peer supervision and continuing education with music therapists and other professionals. I have supervised two interns and several music therapy students; I absolutely love working with students!
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The Time Timer (count down clock) here
Beccaâ€™s blog about Creativity and Session/Lesson Planning. You can find it here.
Becca recommends this book:
Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Olga Bogdashina.