Today, one of our Student Counselors (Felipe) helped a new student get started enjoying music. Here was their original request:
My daughter has Down syndrome but she is teachable and very bright. She attended school and graduated 2007. She likes singing and has a violin, 2 guitars acoustic and electric and a keyboard, but does not know how to play any of them. She has but one desire and it's to be in a band – I know that with her disability she is not the best candidate for such opportunities but for me just to steer her into having lessons could help her improve her speech (stuttering) as well as give her the joy she seeks in music. She currently does nothing but stays home and does a few things she likes to do as far as reading, coloring, listening to music on PC and singing.
I would not mind traveling to the instructors studio or having in home lessons for her. I would like to know the cost involved in both and if she would be able to take advantage of this program. I look forward to hearing back from you as I would like to give her this as a present for Christmas and would like her to begin in January if acceptable to an assigned TakeLessons instructor.
We believe there's an artist inside all of us – ALL of us – and we're happy to have her as our newest student.
Music changes the world – one person at a time…