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Learning musical instruments

With the right support, kids with hearing loss are fully capable of learning and playing music. Here are some tips when selecting and learning a musical instrument:

  • Start with percussive instruments or instruments that present pitches in a logical manner. On a piano you can see how pitch is presented.
  • Establish whether your child would benefit more from a group or individual learning environment.
  • Choirs and bands provide opportunities for developing good social skills.
  • Group therapy can be a good starting point.
  • Present your child with various instruments and opportunities and see what they are drawn to.
  • Singing is the most affordable instrument.
  • Music teachers should only give verbal feedback once the students have stopped playing.
  • Remember music should be FUN!

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