Mini course:

Keys to Success with  ADHD Students

Given the high rates of diagnosis of ADHD and presence of ADHD-like symptoms in so many other diagnoses, music teachers are bound to teach affected students. Students with ADHD are often very bright and have tremendous potential, but need an approach that works for their needs in order to meet this potential. Through this course, music educators will be equipped to create engaging and stimulating music learning for their students with ADHD through evidence-based approaches.

Recorded lectures and supplemental guidebook 
(unlimited access after registering)


$45 CAD

In this course, you
will learn:

  • Biological basis for ADHD
  • Sensory processing and how it differs for people with ADHD
  • Executive function and how it impacts music learning
  • Strengths-based approaches for optimal learning potential
  • Strategies to support challenges
  • Lesson plans and tools adapted for students of all ages with ADHD

Erin Parkes, PhD

Director of Research and Professional Development
Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
Dr. Erin Parkes received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Musicology, and Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Research from the University of Ottawa. She completed a PhD in Music Education from McGill University in 2015, where she researched how to effectively train studio music teachers to work with students with autism. Erin has been teaching music since 1996 and has worked with students of all ages in a variety of settings. She presents at conference and guest lectures throughout North America and internationally on teaching music to students with special needs and other issues in music education.
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