News – The Music Academy

We are grateful for all the news coverage we’ve received. We hope you will enjoy these articles, audio clips and videos. Thank you, local news media, for being so supportive of our efforts.

July 25th, 2018

FIOS 1 News, Music Program Allows Children with Autism to Shine. A story about our expanding music therapy program. Click here to view.

May 2nd, 2015

FIOS 1 News, On a High Note shares with viewers how Maria LaMon and The Music Academy for Special Learners cultivate the musical skills and gifts of children with autism.
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November 21st, 2014

FIOS 1 News, Heroes On Our Island features The Music Academy for Special Learners and Maria LaMon. Click here to view.

November 11th, 2011

WGBB Radio Special Needs Long Island – Interview with Maria LaMon, Owner of The Music Academy and creator of Visual Music Concepts.

Full Articles:


“The Music Academy gives children on the autism spectrum a chance to learn piano…and get really excited” –  Autism Society of America


The Music Academy’s novel techniques gives autistic children…a feeling of success from the first lesson” –  Newsday



“There is little doubt [that The Music Academy‘s] approach to teaching keyboard to children on the spectrum is on the right track” – Dr. H. Schneider, PhD, MD, Research Neuroscientist, Columbia University Medical Center


“The Music Academy recognizes that children with autism have many talents…and can improve their lives and inspire others”  – Newsday Editorial