The Band Experience for Students with Special NeedsWhere middle and high schoolers with special needs make memories, develop community, and increase musical skills in a concert band setting.
Does this sound familiar?
Your middle or high schooler loves band. He really loves music and wants to play, but the rigor of the band program paired with your child’s special needs makes it hard to keep up.
You imagine a program where your child can be successful and still get the “Texas band experience” that we’ve all either experienced for ourselves or heard others go on for days about.
Because students in traditional band programs are expected to read music at an accelerated pace, this poses a problem for your child because he either plays best by ear or needs processing time to read the music.
Maybe you have wished for a place where your child can move along at her own pace while making music. A place where the teachers can easily make accommodations and adaptations. Where you child experiences increased self-esteem and feelings of pride in his progress!
We’re Here to Help
We’ve listened to many parents just like you who are looking for a supplemental concert band program for their student who has special needs.
Our team of board certified music therapists has extensive training in working with a wide range of needs including Autism and intellectual disabilities. Combine that training with collaboration with local band teachers and you get the perfect opportunity for your child to make memories, develop community, and increase musical skills in a concert band setting.
Got Questions? We have answers.
All about The Band Experience
Who is a good fit for the band?
The Community Band is designed for students with special needs who have a strong desire to more fully engage in a their band experience. Ideally, students in this program have already selected an instrument, are learning to read music at a very elementary level, OR have a strong ear and knack for reproducing sounds they hear.
Date and Time
Fall Semester is August 6th – December 3rd.
The Band Experience will be held each Monday from 5:30-6:30.
You will provide your payment information during the signup process. Your card will not be charged until the 7th of the month for the previous month’s classes (prorated in the first month only).
Charges are recurring and you may unenroll at any time. No refunds are available. Should you decide to unenroll, your spot will be yours until the end of that calendar month.
Where will classes be held?
At our center. Our address is 8668 John Hickman Parkway #101 Frisco, TX 75034. We are very close to Richardson Bike Mart. As the band grows, we will be looking to partner with a school or community center for a larger space.
Who will be leading the group?
The Band Experience will be lead by Music Therapist and Percussionist Tyler Smith. Read more about our team here.