Cincinnati Adaptive Music is pleased to announce that this summer, August 5-August 10, we will be hosting our first ever Adaptive Music Camp! This camp will be held on the beautiful campus of The College of Mount St. Joseph, located 20 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati.
This year’s camp is for amputee or limb different students who would like to learn how to play piano or a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass). We will meet for 6 days, August 5-10 (Monday to Saturday), culminating in a recital on the last day. Each camp day will include a private lesson, group class, music history class, and musicianship. A prosthetist and an engineer will meet with your teacher and your child to develop special fittings for adaptive devices and/or instruments themselves if needed. We will offer several outings and special guest speakers and performers throughout the week as well!
Students and parents will come away from this camp with a complete framework for how to play their instrument and several exercises to keep them going until they can find a home teacher to continue their lessons. You will take home individualized videos which describe any adaptive exercises or equipment needed for your child’s lessons to continue, as well as a written plan for scope and sequence of adaptation so that your child can reach his or her full potential over the next year. The idea is that any local teacher you choose can feel comfortable working your family because the groundwork has been laid, and they can feel like they can begin with many of the “kinks” already worked out of the system.
Children and parents will leave the camp with:
- A framework for how to play their instruments
- Exercises to maintain until they find a local teacher
- Any necessary devices or stands
- Individualized videos which describe adaptations and accommodations for your student.
- Individualized Music Education Plan which covers the scope and sequence of accommodations and adaptations for the following year.
- Ongoing support for your local private lesson teacher via a free private web forum and free personal consultations.
Once you find your local teacher, your teacher will continue to consult with you, keeping in touch with family and local teachers alike to make sure lessons are running smoothly and to help brainstorm any further adaptations.
This camp is intended for those families who are serious about playing an instrument, but need a little help getting started on the road to reaching their full potential. The cost of the camp is $300. Up to 8 students will be accepted into the string track in order to ensure proper instruction and creation of effective adaptive devices.
We’re looking forward to working with you!
For an application or more information, please RSVP to DJPetry@juno.com