Piano Keys

Teaching piano to students with disabilities.
Practical Tips and Strategies that you can implement now!

Do you want to be inclusive to students with disabilities but lack the resources and confidence to do so?

 
"Studying with Dima has been amazing for my son Caspar who is 8 years old! Being dyslexic, he had struggled to learn to read music notes for more than a year, and his last teacher could not help him. As a parent, I saw that playing the piano lessons became a stressful experience for Caspar and that he lost them of playing the piano. I was over the moon when I found Dima’s website and when she agreed to teach Caspar! Amazingly, he learned to read the notes in very little time using Dima’s colour coding system, and he has made incredible progress. Dima has demonstrated both endless patience and warm empathy which have helped Caspar to overcome his initial difficulties very quickly. The most surprising aspect of this success is that the classes have all happened online over Zoom (Dima is based in Amman, we are in London). Dima and Caspar have developed a wonderful rapport and mutual understanding over the last year which allows them to do the classes completely independently, and I am not needed for help. I can't recommend Dima highly enough! "
Ilka Dunn, Casper's mother (Caspar 8 years old), London - England
 

"I have just taken on my first student with Down Syndrome. I had no idea where to start to find specialised information. I just came across your articles and video and wanted to say thank you so much for publishing this material! It has helped me immensely and has made me very excited about the process ahead."

J M, Piano Teacher, Sydney - Australia

“Meeting with Dima has given me the chance to see children with special needs in a whole new light with a clear vision. I also gained lots of different skills so my students can grasp that information and yet at the same time have fun with the music. When Dima shared her passion I receive it in a beautiful way full of love. She gives me her full attention and I feel as if I’m I’m the only person in the world.”

Zlota Shira Lavrinoff, Piano Teacher, USA

 

I help piano teachers go from feeling worried and inexperienced in teaching piano to children with disabilities to having enough confidence equipped with the most effective mindset and resources so they can include students with special needs in their studios.

Would you like to teach piano to students with special needs but...

 

  • You have tried many times and no matter how slow you went, traditional method books simply didn’t work. They couldn’t get it.
     

  • You are afraid to try because you don't have the resources and don't know where to start.

  • You are worried because you heard many stories of children with special needs having behavior problems that are challenging and very difficult to handle.

  • You don't believe you have enough knowledge and experience needed to get good results.
     

  • You are concerned that you will end up working double the usual hours preparing individualized lesson plans and searching the web for answers to problems.
     

  • You're tired of drilling flashcards only to find out that once faced with sheet music everything is forgotten.

  • Your student has very weak control over his/her fingers and finds it impossible to play with all fingers.
     

  • You are tired of teaching everything by memorization and rote.
     

  • The popular method books go too fast and your student isn't benefitting from them.
     

  • Your student is memorizing every single lesson, refuses to look at the book, and insists on playing from memory, eyes on the hands... most of the time this is a sign of a learning difficulty..soon enough the pieces become too long and difficult to be memorized and you feel stuck. 

If this is the case, you are not alone...I was there... I know how it feels.

Here Is How You Can Get My Support...

 

  • I've created a set of books that will guide your students step by step, leaving no gaps until they are prepared to start reading music notation from any method book of your choice. You get a studio license when you get the books and you may use them over and over again with all your students either printed out or on a screen without the need to purchase any more copies.

  • You will be eligible for a 30-minute free session with me to guide you through and answer all your questions and concerns, valid for a whole month after the day of purchase.

  • We will get my continuous support by answering any of your questions by email indefinitely as long as you are using any of the books.

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