da Center for the Arts – Music and Movement Studio Special Needs Adults
252 D South Main Street, Pomona
the dA Center for the Arts, a diverse, multi-discipline, non-profit organization is to enhance the quality of life for the greater community by educating and providing opportunities to experience, appreciate and support the arts. The dA believes that providing an avenue for self-expression for all ages and all populations is essential in bridging the distance from alienation to community. The dA believes that art does not discriminate and more importantly it offers a universal language for shared dialogue which increases understanding which is vital to empowering, transforming, healing and building communities. The last class in each session will feature a special performance for family and friends. Check the website for updated schedule of classes. Classes are also open to the public.
Onsite and remote (Skype, Facetime) piano lessons are available. Teaching sight-reading for piano in the classical tradition empowers non-verbal autistic individuals to demonstrate intellect through music. Because most autistic people have perfect pitch, this process rapidly enriches their daily lives, and carries over to all areas of academia. The moment this can be observed by others, such individuals are recognized as worthy of regular education.
Music Changing Lives
Provides music, art and tutoring programs in America’s public schools and community centers to underprivileged and at-risk youth, between the ages of 5-19, helping them improve their chances of achieving a positive and successful future. Has experience with autism.
Musikgarten – FUN-Therapy
Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education — for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.