Featured on FOX 5

Mission Statement

To provide special educators, music educators, music therapists, occupational therapists and other properly trained individuals with the initiatives, training and tools necessary to teach students with Autism and other special needs to play the piano using Occupational Octaves Piano and to optimize each lesson to each student. We are trying to empower a new generation of Special Education Music and Special Needs Music Teachers. Certified instructors are expected to:

  1. Teach students to play a mainstream collection of music written in an alternative language, Lee Stockner’s Music Box Method, in a manner that develops a cognitive gain through the Piano Circle of Cognitive Gain. The music featured is in the 8-book Special Needs Piano Book series, Occupational Octaves Piano™.
  2. Develop the skills necessary to modify each Occupational Octaves Piano™ lesson to the special needs of each individual student.
  3. Seek out and address any “targetable deficiencies,” whether mental, physical or emotional, that may be improved through a special needs piano lesson.
  4. Strive to make an amazing learning environment filled with caring, empathy and patience while being void of distraction and unnecessary stimuli. This is the optimal environment for all Special Education Music scenarios.


Creator of
Occupational Octaves Piano

My name is Lee stockner and i m the man behind the methos. i belive that i've created the best available approach to special needs piano lessons and special need music education to date. I am the only persion to successfully break down every aspect of traditional music notation and EXACTLY translate the information into a new special needs users friendly language that work so well, i built a business around using it with high behavior, low functioning, non-verbal students with autism.

Our Videos

Watch our all teachind videos

Piano Occupational Octaves Piano Lesson!

ABA Piano Lessons Testimonial

Occupational Octaves Piano Book 2 – Minuet in G

Our Blogs

Our Daily Updates


Occupational Octaves: Teaching With Heart

10 Oct,2016

Hi everyone- It’s Lee Stockner with a new post for you! In previous blogs I’ve broken down the how’s and why’s of the Special-Needs-User-Friendly language and the technical steps of the Piano Circle of Cognitive..


Parent Testimonial Blog

20 Sep,2016

My daughter is 11 years old and has autism. She has significant language delays and great difficulty focusing, but she loves music and seems to have a great ear for music. It seemed natural that..


Clients Reviews

Whats our clients say about us

The World!

Find Us Around The World!


Subscribe for Daily Updates !

Copyright © 2016 Occupational-Octaves-Piano