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Featured ABA Piano Teacher- Kimberly Simmons

Kimberly is a general music teacher in a NYC special education elementary public school. Her school's student population is primarily composed of children on the Autism spectrum in grades K-8. Although she has been teaching in this position for nine years, Kimberly has been working with children since 2005. She worked in early childhood education at a daycare before becoming a substitute teacher, followed by a music teacher. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College of Dix Hills, NY and a Master of Science degree in Music Education from CUNY Queens College of Flushing, NY. She has been a piano instructor with Innovative Piano since 2017. Kimberly's teaching philosophy: "I believe that every student is deserving of instruction that bridges the gap between his/her potential and tangible results. It is my responsibility to encourage, challenge, and inspire my students to meet their goals. It is imperative that the child's learning style and ability are considered to cater to the needs of the individual. I'm overcome with joy when I see my students progressing as piano students, all while having fun!"

Location: New York

Lesson Type: In-Home and Online Video


The Young Method - eBook 1

The Young Method is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) based, individualized approach

to learning the piano. Depending on how your student scores, they can proceed to different levels of manuals. These levels are refered to as Paths in this series.

Ebook 1 of The Young Method Series is the first step in your student's journey at the piano. Featuring large and clearly defined letters and notes, Manual 1 will focus on:

  • pairing labeled musical notes to specific piano keys

  • working appropriately at the piano

  • helping students focus on the relevant material

  • introducing ABA style instruction

  • basic piano education concepts

eBook 1 Supplemental Kit

The ABA Treble Clef Board is a one-stop, reading sheet music multi-tool. Using basic concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis, this teaching board can adapt to your learner by adding or removing prompts and distractions.

Use the Token Board as a positive reinforcement tool to highlight your students’ accomplishments or attempts at on-task behavior by delivering tokens to them. Make this basic, clear to understand token board from IPI your first step to create a token system designed for your student.

Use these products with eBook 1 of The Young Method series for the full benefits of an ABA piano education curriculum.

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