inclusion

As many of you are aware there is a quarantine in effect for us possibly until the end of May 2020. So we are live streaming shows on our Turtle Dance Music Instagram and Facebook Live. I have been learning so much by live streaming....

We are so excited to share our Wonderful Musical World of Dr. Seuss Show today with an autism center in Long Island! We have put several of Theodore Geisel's wonderful books to music and we have fascinating insights into his life and work from his...

Yesterday I performed 5 back-to-back shows at an autism center in Long Island called Barbara C. Wilson Pre-School. I have performed at this school for the past several years. Here is an excerpt from a letter of recommendation which the PTA shared with us: "Mr. Matt...

Teachers are the backbone of who I am today. I remember Mrs. Chez, my third grade teacher, picking up a story I had written, reading it out loud to the class and telling everyone how excellent my writing was. That meant the world to me...

We had an amazing time at the Longwood Library today in Middle Island, NY. A huge group of adults with developmental and physical disabilities came through and sang some stellar karaoke. They were rockstars. My favorite thing about doing karaoke is that nobody wants to be...

Ever since I got my graduate degree from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University I have been creating and sharing artistic works and music concerts/classes for children, teens and adults with special needs. Take a look at this...

Every year we volunteer to perform for the military families at West Point. The kids and the parents have the best time ever. We go all out. We want to make sure that these kids have the best time ever. We even bring along our...

We just shared our 3rd presentation of "The Power of Music to Make Libraries More Inclusive" with the staff of the New York Public Library. We want to empower librarians to incorporate more music into their programs. We also want libraries to be more autism-friendly...