The Piano Pod, Season 1, Episode 11: Selena Pistoresi - Neurodiversity Specialist
The Piano Pod
Happy April, everyone! April is Autism Acceptance Month, so to promote neurodiversity and inclusion, we interviewed Selena Pistoresi - pianist, teacher, creator of Notablepiano.com, and neurodiversity specialist.With a studio of 50 students and a full waitlist, Selena has found success cultivating the gifts of students that many teachers often struggle with. In this episode, she explains neurodiversity and speaks about her experiences working with this rapidly growing population of students. Some of the topics we cover include autism, ADHD, and ODD, and how to approach a student who has not been diagnosed yet. With the explosion in diagnoses in recent years, this is information any modern piano teacher can't afford to be without.
Selena Pistoresi, founder of Notable Music Teaching, discusses her work in helping piano teachers work with students with special needs. Topics mentioned include the DSM-V, creating a sensory friendly environment, stimming, the limitations of overuse of aural teaching, teaching technique to students with motor difficulties, and presuming competence.
TC204: Embracing Special Needs Teaching with Selena Pistoresi
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