Private Music Lessons
NB: The Braille Tones lesson subsidy has been suspended for the 2020-2021 season because of funding uncertainty due to the current global pandemic. Check back here for updates on next season.
The Braille Tone Music Society also provides subsidized private music instruction for persons with disabilities. Partnering with local music teachers and schools of music, we currently have 18 music students. These students receive weekly half-hour lessons in their instrument of choice, with our teachers currently able to provide instruction in voice, piano, guitar and percussion.
We currently have a waitlist for new BT’s students! If you are interested, please email us and specify your age (if you are under 18), your challenges and what instrument you would like to learn. We will then match you with one of our music teachers, and they will get in touch with you to arrange a lesson time.
Music teachers are required to have completed at least a college diploma, with many holding degrees, and some pursuing courses in music therapy. We receive two progress reports on each student per year, and students are given the opportunity to perform at a Winter Recital and Year-End Recital, typically held at Giovanni School of Music.
While the Braille Tone Music Society heavily subsidizes private music lessons, there may be a minimal cost to the student, depending upon the rates of the teacher with whom they are matched.