special needs

Where Music Begins, Academy of Music, LLC  
Mailing Address:   4307 Valley Avenue, Suite 1,  Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone:  888.896.2066            e-mail:  info@wheremusicbegins.com

Copyright 2011 Where Music Begins, LLC
All rights reserved
For Students with Special Needs....

The unique design of all of our programs allows us to teach many
students with special needs.  And we are proud to say that we
have one of the largest music academies in the Bay Area that
provides adapted music lessons.  Where Music Begins has just
been recognized by Kindermusik International as a Maestro in
Outreach program for its outstanding work with children with
special needs.

Our academy is the perfect environment for students allowing
them to feel secure because they are learning in the same
fashion as all other children.  Our experience in this area is
extensive and we have worked with many special needs including
sensory processing disorders, autism, aspergers, down's
syndrome, tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental
and cognitive delays, visual and auditory impairments, physical
disabilities and the blind.

We are passionate about enriching the lives of our students by
focusing on their "ability' and not their "disability" allowing us to
provide a sense of security and success in a positive learning
environment.  Because we believe that parent participation is an
integral part of our student's learning experience, children with
special needs can experience success in all of our programs.  
Simply Music, Kindermusik and Signing Smart all provide
outstanding neurological, cognitive, language and social skills
that benefit all students.  

Walk Now for Autism:

On June 7, 2008 Where Music Begins once again participated in
the Walk Now Event at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in
Pleasanton to raise money for research and awareness with
Autism Speaks.  

"Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk
program, is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness
event, taking place in communities across the United States, as
well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by
volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum,
this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates
vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about
the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased
research funding to combat this complex disorder." Autism
Speaks.  For more information, please visit
Come Learn About Simply
Music and Our Lessons for
Students with Special Needs!  

To schedule an appointment for an Introductory
Session or for information on available lesson
days and times,
give us a call at:


To learn more about Simply Music and Autism
you can watch us on one of the following

FOX 5 News San Diego
NBC San Diego
Documentary Film - Special Circumstances
special needs
Where Music Begins, Academy of Music
Bringing Music Into the Lives of All Children