Some may wonder if musicianship can be taught to everyone. Perhaps you feel you are tone deaf or lack the dexterity to play an instrument. Perhaps someone has even told you that you can’t sing. At Cairn Community Arts Academy, teachers recognize the importance of making the learning of music available to all students, at all levels. Our teachers look at each student as an individual and work to untap the potential and God-given talent in each person. Dr. Debbie Wolf is a wonderful example of a teacher who believes that all students can learn music skills.
Dr. Debbie Wolf is an experienced and internationally-recognized specialist in music education. She has been teaching music for over 25 years and has been a faculty member at Cairn University since 1989. She presents workshop and research on music education, music development and assessment, and music and the brain research internationally. She teaches Music Education for Special Needs at Cairn, and at two other colleges/universities and also has presented internationally at various conferences on this topic. She also teaches private piano and class piano for Cairn Community Arts Academy (Langhorne Campus), where she offers private lessons to students with special needs.
Dr. Wolf structures her individualized lessons to meet the student’s needs and capabilities. She personalizes her instruction with the option of parent involvement and will adapt to all learning needs, readiness levels, and interests to promote a positive musical experience. Dr. Wolf believes that success in music is possible for all students, and provides opportunities for developing creativity, emotional expression and self-esteem. Learning to play the piano or keyboard is only part of it. Lessons may include singing, moving, listening, and creating. Dr. Wolf’s students and families feel very fortunate to have her as their instructor and appreciate the respect and extra care that is given to their students.
Dr. Wolf’s first student with special needs came to her over 25 years ago and she continues to take lessons. Her mother is quick to share how fortunate she feel to have Dr. Wolf as her daughter’s instructor and appreciates the respect and extra care that is given to her daughter: “Dr. Wolf did not look at our daughter as having a disability, but rather with an ability to nurture and grow.”
Dr. Wolf is currently available to take student. Time/days will be arranged through our Hilltown office, so if you are interested you can call Kari Morris at 215-249-1012. She would be happy to get you registered and on you way to a fantastic musical experience with Dr. Debbie Wolf.
You can also find more information by visiting our website at www.cairnartsacademy.org