The Adaptive Music Partnership (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 have special needs, and this number is increasing. Music is a proven and effective tool to unlocking learning potential in special needs students, yet the majority of this population does not have access to musical instruction that is adapted to their needs.
What we do
We work directly with special needs 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 special education population. We also train and support special education teachers in integrating music and arts into their teaching.