Resources for Impaired Piano Students and Their Teachers


by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D. and Nancy L. Ostromencki
Rio Rancho, NM USA


hile we have had limited experience teaching severely impaired students, we often get requests for information about how such students can be taught to play the piano, both from concerned parents and teachers. We strongly believe that people should be given the opportunity to experience the joys of music, even if their pathways to those joys have been made more difficult due to physical impairments. To that end, we have assembled this page of resources and suggestions for teachers and parents who have impaired students. Note that we neither offer medical advice here nor imply that we are qualified to offer such advice.

We hope to add to this page as we learn more. If you have experience teaching impaired students or know of valuable sources of information for impaired students of the piano, please let us know by e-mail so that we can add that information. For those who would like to explore some links to pages relevant to this topic, please see our Music-Related Links page.



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