The Braille Beats Fine Arts Summer Residential Intensive is an experiential arts and independent living program specially designed to meet the unique needs of blind and visually impaired children, youth and young adults.
The Music program includes the following areas: Music History; musical styles and forms; Instrument Exploration and individual instrument support; Music Theory, Form & Analysis, Rhythm & Ear Training; Music Notation including Music Braille; Performance: Solo & Ensemble; Concert Prep; Voice: Individual, Ensemble and Choir; Keyboarding; Composition; Improv; and Scale Olympics. This year all students will also learn ukulele. Activities include an interactive drum session, talent night, and “instrument petting zoo“.
The Music faculty are degreed musicians.
Art focuses on experiencing a variety of media while having broad exposure to Art History, Styles and Forms as well as a concentration on the elements of design.
Movement: Spatial Orientation, Flexibility, Self-discipline and Relaxation Techniques. All students participate in Yoga and learn the basics of the 1-touch Self Defense System (designed for blind and visually impaired persons).
Independence: Social Interaction, Navigation, Life Skills (ex. organization, personal management skills, note taking, manners, personal responsibility, wellness care, etc.); Technology Skills; Self determination skills; and Career Exploration are embedded throughout the program.
Date: June 15 - 23, 2019
Location: Lion's Bear Lake Camp in Lapeer, Michigan
Website: Lion's Bear Lake Camp website
Note: Spaces are limited. Applications are required – available upon request:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please add BRAILLE BEATS to the subject line.
- Call: 248 790 8065 Please leave a message on voice mail.
Braille Beats Fine Arts Program is a Blind Vision Inc & World Access for the Blind Partnership Project