OHMI Conference

Last weekend I had the immense pleasure of attending and presenting at the first ever conference on Music and Physical Disability by the OHMI Trust.  There was such a range of attendees: music educators, performers with disabilities, medical professionals, music and occupational therapists, computer programmers, developers of digital music technologies, and more.  I left the … Continue reading OHMI Conference

Recorder +

Earlier this month I visited the Nuvo Instrumental office in Beverly, MA.  They are creating a line of high-quality pre-band instruments and recorders.  These instruments are designed to make wind instruments easier for children to play and learn.  I think the applications for students with limb differences, low muscle tone, fine motor challenges, and other … Continue reading Recorder +

The Spatula Bow Adaptation: An Inside Look

Adrian Anantawan is an accomplished violinist, an educator, and an advocate for musicians with disabilities.  I talked with him to learn more about his bow adaptation, which he calls a spatula.     At first glance, the adaptation does not look complicated, and that is intentional.  Adrian encourages beginning violinists to start with something simple.  The … Continue reading The Spatula Bow Adaptation: An Inside Look