An aspiring pianist with down syndrome.
It all started when M decided to learn the piano around two years ago.
He was 19 and very eager to learn, and because he is lucky to have a supportive family who refused to let him give up on his dream and always encouraged him, he now has a very fulfilling hobby!
The road hasn't been always smooth because M has down syndrome, however, he has always shown dedication and hard work, and with small steps towards the right direction, he was able to achieve a lot of progress. We still have many areas to work on, especially finger strength, dexterity, rhythm, and more confident note reading. But we are on the right track.
The following video is a short part of our last lesson, I hope you enjoy it!
For more teaching tips and ideas...
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Piano for special needs. Dealing with tantrums and meltdowns in your piano studio.
6 reasons why piano lessons should be available to all children with special needs.