Millie is autistic and playing music really helps her to focus and reduce her anxiety. Since learning the piano her anxiety has decreased dramatically and she is much happier. We were asked if we could help with her lessons as they were having such a great effect. We were naturally delighted to be able to assist.
Millie is only able to have a half hour lesson at a time as she gets tired very quickly as she is concentrating so hard, however as she has a photographic memory, she plays a piece once using the music and then has it memorised! Her teacher Dorine has been very impressed with Millie’s musical aptitude and has told us that she has the ears of a Grade 5 student already, as she can distinguish rhythm, timing and complex chord structures just from listening! The power of music…