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SCHOOL BASED MUSIC PROGRAMS
The Music to My Ears (MTME) school-based program is the first of its kind in Chicago, supporting the implementation of a school-based music curriculum specifically designed for elementary-aged students, 3-13 years old, who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). With the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants, children participate in music classes either embedded within the curriculum or during afterschool programming. This high quality program promotes communication,language acquisition, articulation and gains in self esteem for the students while supporting their growing confidence in their communication and speaking voice. The specific DHH curriculum has been developed to meet the needs of all communication modes from Listening & Spoken Language to Total Communication and American Sign Language.
Launched in January of 2020, FHSR’s school-based curriculum and after school programming was piloted at Child’s Voice Oral Deaf School and Children of Peace / Trinity School for the Deaf. This unique music curriculum has been created specifically for young children with hearing loss to promote communication, strong vocalization, pitch and timbre, all areas that support language confidence.
Our afterschool programming layers onto the school’s music classes to enhance a deaf or hard of hearing child’s musical experience through private piano instruction. Students take a weekly 30 minute lesson with an instructor trained to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
The FHSR school-based music program provides weekly 45 minute classes along with holiday and end of year performances at our partner schools and provides instruments for student participation. Currently we are working with the 3-7-year-old cohort for our curriculum schools and 5-13 year olds for our after-school programming. If your school has a deaf and hard of hearing program and you are interested in learning more about our Music To My Ears school-based programs, please contact our Executive Director at [email protected]
To learn more about our partner schools, please see their links below:
Contact us if you have a DHH program and would like more information about this programming.
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- Register with your child for a class
- Contact the Foundation about bringing our programming to your deaf and hard of hearing classroom
- Donate to support the FHSR Music Program