Harmonikids Hohner-sponsored Session for Special Education Students
27 May, 2022
On May 6, 2022 I provided a Hohner sponsored Harmonikids session to a middle school class of special education students in Salado, Texas. In spite of their many diverse obstacles to learning, all students were fully engaged throughout the 90 minute session. They giggled with joy and astonishment as I entertained them. Then each was thrilled as I gently taught them to accurately play four songs on their new Hohner harmonicas. Harmonikids programs gently lead youth such as these into the exciting world of making music while joyfully boosting their confidence and self esteem. Teacher Leslie Allen relates how Harmonikids made a positive difference below.
~ Gary Allegretto, Founding Director of Harmonikids (www.harmonikids.org)
Thank you for coming and giving our students an awesome harmonica lesson and some great facts about the harmonica and its fascinating history. At first our kiddos were a little quiet but soon they were all smiles and excited! By showing them how to play the harmonica, you helped their self-esteem issues and brought them joy...
Thank you again,
~ Leslie Allen, Special Education Teacher, Salado Middle School