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SPRINGFIELD MUSIC SCHOOL DISCOVERS LACK OF MUSIC THERAPY CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

A Springfield music store discovers a lack of “music therapy” classes in the Ozarks and is now trying to do something about it.

School of Rock has only been open for about six months on E. Sunshine street. In that time several parents have asked them if they would offer music classes for autistic and special needs kids.

The music school didn’t originally have classes like that on its radar, but is now offering those kinds of classes.

One parent of an autistic child says there are only a few music therapy classes in Springfield but are expensive and have been on waiting lists for years.

“We were really excited about it when School of Rock told us they would offer this class…it gave us a chance to integrate our son with other peers in a real life situation,” said Becky Velasco.

This article can be found at: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/springfield-music-school-discovers-lack-of-music-therapy-classes-for-special-needs-children/21051620_24654210