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Dr. Price teaching student.

Carolina LifeSong Initiative

The Carolina LifeSong Initiative serves students with special needs and includes them in activities in which they may excel. The initiative teaches that every person has a musical voice and music speaks to and from every person. 

The initiative provides piano instruction and music experiences for people with autism, ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, down syndrome, hearing and visual impairments and PPD-NOS. Every semester includes a public recital for the students. 

The Carolina LifeSong Initiative created "Piano Teaching and Special Needs," a special topics course to promote teacher training for advanced graduate students pursuing degrees in piano pedagogy. 

Special workshops for piano teachers have been presented at the national and international conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Music Teachers National Association, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers and the Royal Conservatory of Music Collaborative Conference in Toronto.   

Dr. Scott Price is the creator and founder of the Carolina LifeSong Initiative. For more information about the initiative, email Dr. Price or call 803-777-1870.