New Pianos

30 October 2018

New Pianos

We have new pianos at our clinics! We have generously been donated brand new Kawai pianos at our Kingswood, Penrith and Annangrove Clinics. We have also kindly been donated two beautiful baby grand pianos which are now home to our Kingswood and Glenbrook clinic. We were super excited to host Tony Burke recently to give him some insight into the work we do, his level of engagement and his understanding was impressive and so genuine. His visit concluded with an impromptu performance on our beautiful new baby grand.   

new-piano-board.jpgLuke and the Piano
 
Luke’s music program has been centred around work at the piano. Consistent piano tasks have aided Luke in improving his finger force/strength, accuracy and speed. What is perhaps most significant is Luke’s continual growth in his confidence and abilities related to movement and the motivation that the piano is providing. Luke informs the therapist almost weekly “I love sitting at the piano with you every week, this is my time, this is really helping me”.

Timothy and the Piano 

Timothy is a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was referred to music therapy as he had difficulty with expressive language and self-regulation. This can sometimes look like running around the room, lying on the floor and ignoring instructions. Initially, Timothy would begin sessions by sitting on a chair and playing the guitar because he struggled to pay attention when sitting at the piano. However, as his self-regulation skills increased, he was soon able to sit at the piano and engage in an activity for around 10 minutes or so, a huge increase in his concentration skills!

Since being able to use the piano, Timothy has made big improvements in his ability to use language (singing Hello and Goodbye songs), as well as self-regulation and social interaction skills such as playing fast, slow, loud, soft and turn-taking. The digital piano has been the perfect instrument to work towards achieving the goals set for Timothy, and we will definitely continue to use it in music therapy sessions.

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