Special Kids….Special Music
Special Kids-Special Music was founded by Randi Gould.
Her goal is to impart the joy of playing drums to people
who have learning /communication challenges. From
children to adults dealing with such challenges as
Autism, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, Brain Injuries,
and ADHD, Randi uses her love of music and her
extensive performance experience to ignite and draw out
the musical creativity within each student.
With out of the box teaching techniques, Special Kids –
Special Music enhances the student’s ability to focus,
follow directions, and interact with an adult in a
one-on-one setting. This builds a mentoring / role
model relationship using drums as the means of
– Special Music works with area music store owners who
offer lessons onsite and have an affinity for families
with learning challenged loved ones.
for a complimentary consultation.
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Drumming As Musical Therapy
take a few moments to “google”
drumming as therapy for special
being written about the breakthrough impact of musical
vibrations on the human brain. The inherent self
expression associated with drumming is one of the
earliest and most basic forms of communication.
was drawn to music therapy because it combines her love
of music with her desire to be of service to people with
learning challenges. She has personally had victories
over her own learning challenges and found playing drums
an amazing way to reduce anxiety and increase self
confidence. Singer, songwriter, drummer and pianist,
Randi now offers her personal experience and sheer joy
in making music with her students.
here to see student videos.
Randi on Drums