Lessons and Classes

At The Music Academy for Special Learners, we teach students to play instruments or sing by engaging their love of play, and visual and auditory intelligences. We are passionate about helping children and their families experience the benefits and shared happiness that come with a person’s SUCCESS in music!

Open to the public for ALL individuals of ALL ages and abilities!

Our exciting music curriculum is based upon a variety of  teaching techniques we have named Visual Music Concepts®. This method has been acclaimed by medical professionals and in the special needs support services community. It has been proven effective for all students, early beginners, children, and adults who are looking for a unique, creative approach to learning music.

Click here to learn more about Visual Music Concepts®


  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Voice
  • Art

Whether it be an instrument or art, our experienced staff provide personalized instruction to promote the development of each student’s artistic abilities. No previous experience required. Lessons can range from a first experience to professional audition preparation. Individual lessons focus on developing technical abilities, theory knowledge, and expanding repertoire on the student’s selected musical instrument or art medium.

Music Classes

Music classes are flexible, education and recreation focused classes designed for those who seek to learn a variety of instruments and musical skills. Each class is constructed based on the interests of the student to foster their musical abilities. Classes can range from aspects of instrumental lessons and singing to composing electronic music.

We offer Music Classes:

  • Individual Classes
  • Small Group Classes
  • Community Choir Classes
  • Group Drumming Classes
  • Ryan’s Stars Band Group

Art Classes

Art classes are flexible, education, and recreation focused classes designed for those who seek to learn a variety of art mediums and skills. Each class is constructed based on the interests of the student to foster their artistic abilities. Individual or group classes available.

Sign Language Classes

These interactive classes teach participants basic American Sign Language through favorite songs and familiar stories. Begin to learn a 2nd language or help bridge the gap between two other languages through sign! Engage in active music making and/or role play, brining songs and stories to life while developing ASL vocabulary.

Musical Theatre Classes

  • Musical Theatre Group (virtual) – Tuesdays, 7 pm
    • Monologue themes
    • Dress as character (optional)
    • Themed days (optional)
    • Singing
    • Dance
  • Individual Theatre Private Lessons (virtual) – Tuesdays/Thursdays Afternoons
    • Musical theatre based coaching
    • Voice coaching/lessons
    • Acting coaching
    • Monologue training
    • College audition prep


All individual lessons and classes are $55/session, groups are $35/per participant. Call 631-615-6707 for availability.

In-home services – $60/lesson, $65/music class, $75/music therapy session

We offer in-home services based on availability!

The Music Academy for Special Learners celebrates our students’ musical achievements with Seasonal Music Recitals for family and friends. All our students are invited to participate!

We have advocates for music in schools everywhere, so The Music Academy also assists with New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festival Preparation.

Parent Testimonials

“For those who are specially abled, music, singing and instruments are a wonderful way to express themselves. I highly recommend the Academy for Special Learners. It is for anyone who wants to have fun and bring a little happiness into their lives through music…they will certainly find it here.”


“Maria LaMon and The Music Academy for Special Learners helped us find the shining light in our son, and we will be forever grateful.”

– A. Blanchet, Kings Park NY