Heather J. Wagner
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Heather J. Wagner

Adaptive Music Lessons

Heather WagnerHeather J. Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, currently works both as a music therapy clinician and adjunct faculty at several universities. Most recently, Wagner has been appointed as part-time music therapy faculty at Berklee College and provides music therapy services in a variety of settings with people of varying ages and needs. In addition to her board certification as a music therapist, she holds Connecticut teacher certification in music and has extensive experience working with children. Musically, Wagner is a freelance musician playing with a variety of ensembles on flute, piccolo, and bass.

About Adaptive Music Lessons

Like traditional music lessons, the primary goal of adaptive music lessons is skill acquisition on an instrument. For some individuals, traditional approaches to learning music may not be appropriate and modifications may be required in order to meet the learning goals. In adaptive lessons, the lesson and the material is tailored to the individual needs of each student, whether these needs are behavioral, cognitive, social, emotional, or physical in nature. These accommodations are made to provide the best possible music learning experience for each student.