A Breakthrough in Music
Education for Special Needs.
For families everywhere across the globe.
What is Simply Music Gateway?
A playing-based piano method for children with special needs.
Self-expression for children with special needs.
Those on the Autism spectrum, and those with learning disabilities, neurological dysfunction, developmental delays, and ADHD will be provided a new means of self-expression through music with our online streaming piano program.
About the Program
Simply Music Gateway is an online streaming piano program designed so that it can be administered by anyone. Simply create an online account and get instant access to the videos and guide materials needed to teach this breakthrough piano method.
About The Program Developer
Meet the person who helped to make this happen!
Karen Nisenson, M.M., M.A., MT-BC Founder/Director
Karen Nisenson is Founder and Clinical Director of Arts for Healing. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School, Bachelor of Science from Hunter College, a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from NYU, where she has been an adjunct professor and affiliated with the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy since 1978. Karen developed the integrated music and art therapy methodology (IMAT) and the Adaptive Music Teaching Curriculum. She has also created early childhood academic programs specifically designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. Karen is a contributor to Special Parent Magazine and The Motor Story Online News Magazine. Karen consults to schools, and frequently presents talks and workshops to parents and professionals about the impact and importance of the arts in education.
Transforming the learning experience of children with special needs.
Musical self-expression provides a new means of communication.
The elements of music, rhythm, harmony, and melody provide pathways to non-verbal communication that expresses feelings and ideas, and stimulates speech in those that have difficulty expressing themselves with language. Fine motor skills are developed, and processing issues and learning differences are addressed by focusing on one sensory system at a time.
Each aspect of the method has direct outcomes:
- Tailored Learning Steps
- One-on-One Learning
- Fun Repetition
- Big Victories
- Finger Isolation
- Exploring the keyboard
- Ability to play songs
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why is Simply Music creating this program?
We feel that an opportunity to make a heartfelt contribution to the global special needs community – just, could not be missed! We want to do something important that we know can help those in need! Simply Music is honored to contribute to the special needs community and we’re excited to be working on a project that will have such an impact!
What type of skills or qualifications does a person need to help a child/student with special needs use this program?
The main thing one needs is patience. This is an online streaming program and is presented in a clear and concise manner making it easy for anyone to use. The teaching materials will be available in 3 different guides, one for parents & guardians, another for teachers and another for medical professionals. These guides are simple and easy to understand and are designed to make this program easy for anyone to implement with their children, student’s or patients!
Who can learn this program, who is this program for?
The Simply Music Gateway program is for any child or student who learns differently. There are no boundaries or requirements for any student, regardless of the students’ age, needs or learning difficulties. There is an opportunity for everyone, no matter the circumstances, to utilize this program.
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