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Grant Event – Teaching the Special Learner: Wisdom and Strategies for the Independent Music Teacher

May 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Presenting District: Rogue Valley
Presenter: Emily Ross[expand title=”Read Presenter Bio” swaptitle=” “]Emily Ross holds a Bachelor of Music Education from University of Colorado and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in music therapy from Naropa University. She taught public school music (general music and band) in Oregon for seven years, and English as a Foreign Language for two years while serving in the Peace Corps. She has been in private practice as a music therapist since moving to Portland in 2003. While she works with clients with a variety of challenges and learning difficulties, her specialty is autism. She taught music therapy courses and supervised music therapy students until Marylhurst University closed its doors in 2018. Emily played French horn in the Portland Wind Symphony for 18 years and is now enjoying learning Celtic harp and playing in a bell choir. She is the owner of HoofnHorn Music Therapy Studio, hnhmusictherapy.com.[/expand]
Program Description: Music therapist,[expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=” “]Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC, will review the characteristics of autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbance, and outline both specific strategies and general ideas for approaching students who present with these characteristics. Emily will also clarify the differences between music lessons, adaptive music lessons, and music therapy so that students can be served in the best manner possible. And finally, Emily will lead a discussion on communication with parents regarding these sensitive topics.[/expand]


May 13, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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