MERU Instrument Stands

When I attended the OHMI Conference in September, I had the great pleasure of meeting Cara O’Sullivan and Hayley Philippault, two amazing representatives of the MERU Organization.  MERU designs customized and ready-made products for people with disabilities, and they have created several stands for musical instruments.  Last month they won two “Enabling Apparatus” awards for the … Continue reading MERU Instrument Stands

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 +