In today’s episode, Selena Pistoresi joins us to talk about special needs teaching from the viewpoint of respecting neurodiversity and presuming the competence of students.
Selena will share practical, ready-to-implement strategies you can adopt to confidently teach your neurodiverse students in a way that acknowledges their gifts.
Selena is a studio owner and piano teacher who has devoted her time and passion to teaching piano to students with special needs. She has vast experience in this specialization and generously shares her tips, experience, and knowledge in this conversation. Apart from teaching students, she also helps equip teachers with mindset tools and curriculum to teach students with special needs and to help their studios flourish.
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Selena Pistoresi has been a piano teacher for over a decade. She owns Notable, a studio in San Francisco, California, where she specializes in working with students with special needs. She equips teachers all over the world with the mindset tools and curriculum to teach students with special needs and to help their studios flourish.
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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.