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  1. I bring hope to parents, who’s child has been misunderstood and marginalised all their lives.
  2. I am a breath of fresh air to children who realise I actually understand them and accept them.
  3. I can relate to Autistic people because I am one of them.
    They sense it and trust me.

The first thing to do with people on the Autistic spectrum, is to ACCEPT them.
You can’t change them and make them be like Neurotypical people.
It will never happen.
They will never learn like Neurotypical’s.
You have to meet them where they’re at.
Just like teaching any person actually.
I don’t treat any person as old, young, special needs or clever.
I treat and teach all people the same.
I accept all people as they are.
The skill is to identify where they are at, and meet them there.

The second step with teaching people, is to understand them.
Why do they do the things they do?
What are they thinking?
How do they see the world?
What are they understanding from what I am telling them?

My personal attitude is my most appealing factor.
A Teacher and a respecter of people, first and foremost,
A Musician second.

My students are never just a number. I treat them all with equal respect, from my youngest student at 5 years old, to my oldest, an 81 year young man.
Each person has their own way of learning, which I need to find out within the first couple of lessons.
I aim to always approach each person in their way, speaking their language.

I care about my students. They are all People to me. They become my friends.
Precious souls with precious minds, who have come to me to learn something, all wrapped up in support and encouragement.
I always aim to try to understand them;
How do they see things?
How do they learn?
Do they understand what I’m saying?

I regularly deal with Life Skills in my lessons, like:
How to deal with stress.
How to overcome frustration.
How to handle a panic attack.
How to recover when you make a musical mistake.

More importantly, I teach people how to LEARN. How to teach themselves.
I don’t like the notion of simply throwing information at pupils.
With me, each person will find out how they personally learn, how to speak to themselves. How to motivate themselves.

I am sensitive to each student, to understand them as they grow.
Encouragement and empathy are my biggest tools.
When they are stuck, I help them through the process.
And I never give up on a student!
If they want to run, then I will match their enthusiasm and run with them.
When people stop wanting to learn, I let them go peacefully, with the assurance that they are always welcome back when they are ready.

I teach by ear, rather than by making students read and copy other people’s music, parrot fashion.
However, it’s important to be able to write our own music, so I teach piano sheet music too.

I support people in the creation of their own compositions, and help them record it onto CD afterwards.
I believe playing by ear helps intuition, and puts you in touch with the creative side of you; the side that is free and unbridled.

My forte is the ability to break down music into tiny manageable chunks, showing people how they can play their favourite tracks.

Autistic Spectrum people are far more sensitive than Neurotypical people. They pick up on vibes and atmospheres, and will clamp shut in seconds if felt judged or unaccepted.
They can detect B.S., and will shut off from any teacher who shows a hint of impatience or intolerance.

Most teachers have an agenda: Sit down, sit still, do this, be like everyone else. I don’t have that agenda. My Passion is the Person, my desire is to meet them where they are at, and take them on from there, if and when they are ready.

My main quality is: I enter their world. I try and think like them.

I have three adult students who have had brain injuries and brain operations. They are using music to heal themselves.
I help them recover their memory,
improve hand-to-eye co-ordination,
and enhance finger dexterity.

When a child feels like it’s parents understand them, they will be more open to learning from the parent, working with the parent, enabling the parent to teach their own children.
I love enabling parents, using knowledge and understanding.

Understanding your children is Key.

If any person doesn’t feel trusted, heard, valued, understood, respected,
they will not be able to learn under those conditions.
“I’m bound to get it wrong again. I’m bound to be told off again”.
And they stop trying and shut down.

Trust The Teacher, is another key.
I earn their trust by doing nothing more complicated, than simply being myself. Caring about them, accepting them, the things that come naturally to me.

Sometimes, Music for Therapy is necessary before a person can learn how to play an instrument.
Music for Therapy calms, soothes, relaxes, disarms.

I do not smell of coffee or body odour.
The place you learn in is quiet and calming.
The lights are not too bright.
I will not shout or be impatient.
I will be soft spoken.
I will make sure you understand what I say.
I will never shame you.
I will never embarrass you.
You will never get anything wrong – it’s all learning.
There is a place for you to be in by yourself if you need time out.
There are many musical instruments for you to try, if you want to.
The music we play/learn will be your choice, not just one style.
We can learn many different styles on many different instruments.
We can learn to play your favourite songs, by your favourite artists.
We can create your own music and write your own songs.
We will have fun learning together.

My only requirement is that you are as patient with yourself as I am with you.

  1. I bring hope to parents, who’s child has been misunderstood and marginalised all their lives.
  2. I am a breath of fresh air to children who realise I actually understand them and accept them.
  3. I can relate to Autistic people because I am one of them.
    They sense it and trust me.

The first thing to do with people on the Autistic spectrum, is to ACCEPT them.
You can’t change them and make them be like Neurotypical people.
It will never happen.
They will never learn like Neurotypical’s.
You have to meet them where they’re at.
Just like teaching any person actually.
I don’t treat any person as old, young, special needs or clever.
I treat and teach all people the same.
I accept all people as they are.
The skill is to identify where they are at, and meet them there.

The second step with teaching people, is to understand them.
Why do they do the things they do?
What are they thinking?
How do they see the world?
What are they understanding from what I am telling them?

My personal attitude is my most appealing factor.
A Teacher and a respecter of people, first and foremost,
A Musician second.

My students are never just a number. I treat them all with equal respect, from my youngest student at 5 years old, to my oldest, an 81 year young man.
Each person has their own way of learning, which I need to find out within the first couple of lessons.
I aim to always approach each person in their way, speaking their language.

I care about my students. They are all People to me. They become my friends.
Precious souls with precious minds, who have come to me to learn something, all wrapped up in support and encouragement.
I always aim to try to understand them;
How do they see things?
How do they learn?
Do they understand what I’m saying?

I regularly deal with Life Skills in my lessons, like:
How to deal with stress.
How to overcome frustration.
How to handle a panic attack.
How to recover when you make a musical mistake.

More importantly, I teach people how to LEARN. How to teach themselves.
I don’t like the notion of simply throwing information at pupils.
With me, each person will find out how they personally learn, how to speak to themselves. How to motivate themselves.

I am sensitive to each student, to understand them as they grow.
Encouragement and empathy are my biggest tools.
When they are stuck, I help them through the process.
And I never give up on a student!
If they want to run, then I will match their enthusiasm and run with them.
When people stop wanting to learn, I let them go peacefully, with the assurance that they are always welcome back when they are ready.

I teach by ear, rather than by making students read and copy other people’s music, parrot fashion.
However, it’s important to be able to write our own music, so I teach piano sheet music too.

I support people in the creation of their own compositions, and help them record it onto CD afterwards.
I believe playing by ear helps intuition, and puts you in touch with the creative side of you; the side that is free and unbridled.

My forte is the ability to break down music into tiny manageable chunks, showing people how they can play their favourite tracks.

Autistic Spectrum people are far more sensitive than Neurotypical people. They pick up on vibes and atmospheres, and will clamp shut in seconds if felt judged or unaccepted.
They can detect B.S., and will shut off from any teacher who shows a hint of impatience or intolerance.

Most teachers have an agenda: Sit down, sit still, do this, be like everyone else. I don’t have that agenda. My Passion is the Person, my desire is to meet them where they are at, and take them on from there, if and when they are ready.

My main quality is: I enter their world. I try and think like them.

I have three adult students who have had brain injuries and brain operations. They are using music to heal themselves.
I help them recover their memory,
improve hand-to-eye co-ordination,
and enhance finger dexterity.

When a child feels like it’s parents understand them, they will be more open to learning from the parent, working with the parent, enabling the parent to teach their own children.
I love enabling parents, using knowledge and understanding.

Understanding your children is Key.

If any person doesn’t feel trusted, heard, valued, understood, respected,
they will not be able to learn under those conditions.
“I’m bound to get it wrong again. I’m bound to be told off again”.
And they stop trying and shut down.

Trust The Teacher, is another key.
I earn their trust by doing nothing more complicated, than simply being myself. Caring about them, accepting them, the things that come naturally to me.

Sometimes, Music for Therapy is necessary before a person can learn how to play an instrument.
Music for Therapy calms, soothes, relaxes, disarms.

I do not smell of coffee or body odour.
The place you learn in is quiet and calming.
The lights are not too bright.
I will not shout or be impatient.
I will be soft spoken.
I will make sure you understand what I say.
I will never shame you.
I will never embarrass you.
You will never get anything wrong – it’s all learning.
There is a place for you to be in by yourself if you need time out.
There are many musical instruments for you to try, if you want to.
The music we play/learn will be your choice, not just one style.
We can learn many different styles on many different instruments.
We can learn to play your favourite songs, by your favourite artists.
We can create your own music and write your own songs.
We will have fun learning together.

My only requirement is that you are as patient with yourself as I am with you.

More Info

Serge Music and Janet Green Strestless

Janet Green Strestless and Serge Music work closely together

Based in Colwyn Bay and Wrexham

Janet is a Yoga Teacher and a Holistic Therapist, with over 30 years of relaxation therapy

Because Serge has Aspergers Syndrome he has an affinity with people on the autisic spectrum and with special additional needs

serge@sergemusic.co.uk

07910 126 663

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