The Adaptive Music Program (AMP) connects music and special education to improve students’ lives, targeting social/emotional, academic, and artistic development. Over 20% of the student population in Springfield is differently abled, and this number is increasing. Music is a proven and effective tool to unlocking learning potential in differently abled students, yet the majority of this population does not have access to musical instruction that is adapted to their needs.
AMP continues to reach out to students, parents and educators during the covid19 school closure through our new Youtube Channel.
What we do
We work directly with differently abled students in the classroom, teaching music classes designed to include all learners. We train and support music teachers in strategies and techniques for reaching their differently abled students. We also train and support special education teachers in integrating music and arts into their teaching.