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Aug 5-10, 2013 - Adaptive Music Camp in Cincinnati - Register NOW

Cincinnati Adaptive Piano & Strings Camp - August 5-10, 2013 (price to be determined based on number of campers) - Taught by HHF Mom, Jennifer Petry, and HHF Member, Valerie Peters - both are experienced music teachers! See more at -
This camp is for amputee students who would like to learn how to play piano or a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass). We will meet for 6 days, August 5-10 (Monday to Saturday) in Cincinnati, Ohio at College of Mount Saint Joseph. See more at -  READ MORE...


NOTE: updates--the camp price is $300. And there is limited hosting (first come, first served) for families coming in from out of town so as to keep expenses low. Instruments will be provided for free if the student doesn't have one or if they are flying in and can't bring it on the plane.

Each camp day will include a private lesson, string group, music history class, and musicianship. A prosthetist and an engineer will meet with your teacher and your child to develop special fittings for adaptive devices and/or instruments themselves if needed. There will be several recreational activities after camp to help everyone relax and have fun as well!

Students and parents will come away from this camp with a complete framework for how to play their instrument and several exercises to keep them going until they can find a home teacher to continue their lessons. You will take home individualized videos which describe any adaptive exercises or equipment needed for your child’s lessons to continue, as well as a written plan for scope and sequence of adaptation so that your child can reach his or her full potential over the next year. The idea is that any local teacher you choose can feel comfortable working your family because the groundwork has been laid, and they can feel like they can begin with many of the "kinks" already worked out of the system.
Once you find your local teacher, I will continue to be the consulting teacher, keeping in touch with family and local teachers alike to make sure lessons are running smoothly and to help brainstorm any further adaptations.
This camp is intended for those families who are serious about playing a stringed instrument, but need a little help getting started on the road to reaching their full potential. We’re looking forward to working with you! RSVP to
Jennifer Petry, strings teacher (RSVP to:
Jennifer Petry graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in both Music Performance and Music Education. She has been teaching private lessons for twenty years, and is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas as a Suzuki teacher. She taught orchestra classes to children in grades 3-8 in the Salem-Keizer public school system (Oregon) and was awarded the Outstanding Salem Educator “Teacher of the Year” Award at the elementary school level in 1999. She taught a clinic at the music educator conference in Eugene, Oregon, and has worked closely with Sprague High School, one of the few high schools in America to receive a Grammy Award for music. She taught at the Hartt School of Music’s Community Division (Connecticut) for three years, and at the Suzuki Summer Institute in Hartford for several years as well. She was a frequent guest conductor for the youth orchestras in Hartford. While in Connecticut Jennifer started and ran her own music school at Covenant Academy (a Classical and Christian school in Connecticut) which consisted of private lessons in violin, viola, cello, and bass and five orchestras with members ranging from 5-20 years old. She put together and conducted a symphony orchestra for four of those years, and ran a chamber music camp in the summers. Many of her students have received honors in competitions and regional orchestras throughout the New England area, and several won first chair positions in Regional, All-State and All-New England Orchestras. Many of Jennifer’s students have gone on to study music performance in college, and start a career in music. Adaptively, Jennifer has experience teaching her own children and George Dennehy to play the cello with their feet, as well as consulting and starting several other children with upper and lower limb differences on stringed instruments. Jennifer and her family just recently relocated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Start date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013
End Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Event Type: 
HHF Event (members only)

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