Innovative Piano, Inc. was created in 2006 by Mr. Jeffrey Young, President and Founder of the company. The Young Method is sold worldwide and we provide piano lessons to families and organizations across the United States. The core goal of Innovative Piano is to provide effective piano instruction to individuals by using ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) style methods. We believe that every student is capable of progress and that each learns at their own rate. To help families and our teachers accomplish this goal, The Young Method series of piano instruction materials was created. These materials use basic, ABA style teaching techniques such as shaping, positive reinforcement and the systematic fading of prompts. Both ABA and classical piano style techniques used are clearly explained in each manual.
Because of the broad spectrum of the individuals that we serve, our teachers come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds. A key step in the process of helping your student succeed at the piano is to pair them with a teacher that will fit their specific needs. While each student is unique, their performance data will allow us to shape the lesson plan and challenge them appropriately. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to any questions or comments you may have.
The Young Method series is part of an errorless and evidence based piano instruction methodology. Many students find reading music to be challenging. Clear and visual/tactile based materials (such as the Treble Clef Board above) help students succeed right away.
These and other prompts are eventually faded away as teachers follow the manuals. The ultimate goal of The Young Method series is to help students advance to typical piano instruction materials.
To help parents and teachers, each manual of The Young Method focuses on basic concepts in ABA as well as current piano education terms and teaching methods. If you can help students match symbols and work appropriately then you can help a student with autism discover the piano!