Videos

  • 3 year old Occupational Octaves Piano™ student is the cutest kid ever!!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 7 Selection – Fur Elise

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 2 Selection – Beethoven’s Song of Joy

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 2 – Piano student w/Autism plays This Old Man!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 2 – Young pianist w/Autism is focused

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ – Student w/ Autism plays & learns during his 2nd lesson!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™Book – Five year old boy with Autism overcomes focus issues at the piano!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 8 Selection – Bolshoi Bagatelle

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ – Occupational Therapy Initiave and Benefits

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 1 Selection – Row Your Boat

  • Occupational Octaves Piano – FULL VERSION -Young adult w/Autism amazes w/ Fur Elise on only 3rd try!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 6 Selection – National Anthem

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ – Music Education Initiative and Benefits

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Testimonial – Mirielle & Andrew

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 2 – student w/Autism sings while playing Jingle Bells

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Testimonial – Sebi & Tommy

  • Occupational Octaves Piano – Young adult with Autism amazes with Fur Elise on only third try!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 5 – Young woman w/Autism plays a brand new song

  • Occupational Octaves Piano – Student w/ Autism is highly successful on 3rd lesson!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 4 Selection – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

  • What happens when there’s 3 minutes to spare in an Occupational Octaves Piano™ Lesson?!

  • ABA Piano Lessons Testimonial

  • Student w/Autism playing Silent Night on his first try! ABAPianoLessons.com

  • New musician with Autism making strides! ABAPianoLessons.com

  • Special Needs Piano Recital Clips – ABAPianoLessons.com

  • Piano Lessons for people with Special Needs

  • Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique performed by piano student with Autism

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 3 Selection – Old McDonald

  • Occupational Octaves Piano™ Book 5 Selection – Greensleeves

  • Raw Occupational Octaves Piano™ Lesson – Student w/ Autism battles behaviors to learn chords!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano Book 2 – Minuet in G

  • Occupational Octaves Piano with 4 year old future musician!

  • Occupational Octaves Piano Student Plays Mozart Theme

  • Piano student with Autism performs National Anthem at fundraising event!

  • Incredible results with 4 y/o Occupational Octaves Piano student!

  • Peace at the piano for student diagnosed with Autism and Catatonia.

  • Piano student with Autism uses adapted language to achieve mainstream piano success!

  • A candid conversation w/an Occupational Octaves Parent followed by her daughter w/Autism’s lesson.

  • The Music Therapy Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons


    Goals & Benefits

    Goals & Benefits a Music Therapist might seek through OOP:

    Assorted Non-Musical Goals
    -Emotional expression through musical accomlishment
    -Goals of Occupational Therapy achievable at the piano
    -Social Interaction Goals of Physical Therapy achievable at the piano
    -Goals of Psychotherapy achievable at the piano
    -Public Performance
    -Community Integration
    -Rhythmic Syncopation
    -High Reinforcement
    -Positivity
    -An Alternative to Negativity

    Example: A piano student with weak eye-motor coordination, high distractibility, maladaptive behaviors, depression, etc. is able to improve on all these deficiencies simultaneously through playing the piano.

  • The Occupational Therapy Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons


    Goals & Benefits

    Goals & Benefits an Occupational Therapist might seek through OOP:

    -Eye-hand coordination
    -Bilateral coordination
    -Finger isolation
    -Shoulder stability
    -Motor planning
    -Proprioception
    -Auditory (listening) processing skills
    -Auditory Attention
    -Auditory Memory
    -Auditory Discrimination
    -Auditory Figure-Ground
    -Ocular motor skills
    -Visual Fixation
    -Visual Saccades
    -Visual Tracking

    Example: A student whose hands were weak and unstable learns to stabilize his/her hand and select which finger(s) to use. Over time, this progresses into stronger hands and develops to allow students to play songs, scales, exercises and black keys throughout multiple octaves on the piano.

  • The Music Education Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons


    Goals & Benefits

    Goals & Benefits a Music Educator might seek to accomplish or improve using OOP:

    -Self- Esteem Concentration
    -Instinct Control
    -Rhythmic Pacing
    -Repetition of Playing Songs/Practice
    -Expanding Length of Songs in Progression
    -Expanding Difficulty of Song in Progression
    -Nursery Rhymes, Classical Songs, Scales, Exercises, Etc.
    -Development of Physical Piano Skills/Strength

    Example: A student begins with Mary Had a Little Lamb and after two years of lessons is learning to play Beethoven’s Fur Elise, all with proper piano fundamentals. This means that students using Lee Stockner’s Music Box Method are using the same notes, fingers and beats to play the same songs that people in mainstream lessons learn. The Occupational Octaves Piano™ curriculum is based on the educational progression of traditional & mainstream piano lessons.

  • The Piano Lessons on Special Needs Piano Lessons


    Goals & Benefits

    Goals & Benefits a Special Educator might seek to accomplish or improve using OOP:

    -Self- Esteem
    -Concentration
    -Instinct Control
    -Clear Communication
    -Calmest Possible Environment
    -High Praise/Reinforcement
    -Social Integration
    -Instruction Following
    -Data Collection
    -Dealing w/Frustration

    Example: A Special Needs Piano Teacher is able to manage a student’s deficiencies related to their special needs from poor communication skills to maladaptive behaviors and hold their concentration long enough to play songs. The clear language of Lee Stockner’s Music Box Method™ makes this possible by providing the complex information of music and the fundamental structures of playing so that the student can play flowingly.