GUELPH – The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) is taking the Music for Children with Disabilities program online.
Led by registered music therapist and psychotherapist, Katie Hampton, this virtual group will offer creative, stimulating and fun musical experiences through an online platform for children aged five and up.
“The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but it has hit school-aged children with disabilities disproportionately hard,” said Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, executive director of the GYMC.
“They were suddenly left with little to no support.
“We need to engage these children again, and so the GYMC is moving its program for children with disabilities online for the winter season, beginning in January.”
Participants will be given the opportunity to try one class to see if this new way of learning will work for them.
The program has been successfully running group and individual programs adapted to fit the online medium throughout the pandemic, so the GYMC is opening it up more for an opportunity for individuals to sing, play and move together again.
For more information or to register, call 519-837-1119 or visit gymc.ca.