Arts4All Florida provides webinars during the school year so that teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural arts organizations, parents, and adult artists with disabilities can keep up-to-date on the latest information in arts and disability.
These webinars are provided free of charge; however, registration is required.
Creating an Inclusive Environment for Students with Disabilities in the Music Classroom
This webinar will include multiple strategies for providing a more inclusive environment for students with varying disabilities when studying music in a classroom setting. Topics will include: accommodations for students learning music, how to best to address a student’s needs during rehearsals, adapting lesson plans, and a summary of adaptive tools that can assist a student to ensure they are successful in learning the classroom music material.
Matt Weihmuller is a saxophonist and music educator in Tampa who is totally blind. He attended the H.W. Blake High School of the Arts and then moved to Tallahassee, where he completed both his undergraduate education (magna cum laude) and masters of music degrees at Florida State University. He relocated back to the Tampa area in 2012, where he has been the jazz and saxophone instructor at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for the last nine years, including the Patel conservatory's annual "Jazz Intensive" summer camp furthering students' improvisational skills. Matt joined the Arts4All Florida organization in 2014, where he currently works with the Young Performers Program. He also performs with several groups of varying genres and has enjoyed a number of opportunities to act as a speaker or panelist sharing his unique experiences regarding the subject of diverse learning, including several engagements as a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. His greatest personal goal is to champion the cause of increasing Braille literacy for young blind musicians.
When: October 17th and 18th, 4-5 PM EST