Special Needs / ASD Piano Teaching

Keyboard and piano lessons in-person in Melbourne East

Contact Details
JK Music Therapy

Music is a medium that facilitates creativity, space and communication, and we believe that every child, especially children with special needs (i.e. autism, etc.) should have the uninhibited opportunity to access music-learning, in which piano can be a classical instrument to improve their skills and functions in various areas:

– Cognitive Skills (multi-tasking, recalling, attention)
– Motor Skills (fingering, muscle-control, coordination)
– Communication/Expression Skills (listening, vocalising, singing)

As each child with special needs have diverse talents and needs, lessons are individualized. Care is taken if certain needs arise, requiring therapeutic intervention (such as emotional/sensory regulation) to aid in the child’s participation.

The demography of special needs students include (but not limited to):

– Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Intellectual Disability (ID)
– Global Development Delay
– Speech Delay

A trial lesson will be essential to assess your child’s suitability.

If learning piano is not suitable for your child, but music is his/her interest, you can consider music therapy, which does not restrict a child to any particular instrument but utilizes a wide variety of percussive instruments to facilitate engagement and participation for your child to be able to enjoy and express themselves through music.

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Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Master of Music Therapy (Registered Music Therapist with the Australia Music Therapy Association)
Bachelor of Arts (Music Studies)
LTCL Piano Diploma with Distinction (Licentiate of Trinity College London)
Music Lessons Provided
Keyboard, Piano
Special Needs
Languages Spoken Other Than English
Areas Serviced
Melbourne East
Ashburton, Caulfield, Chadstone, Malvern East
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 8 September 2023 at 7:10 AM