In Harmony with Your Needs
With 130 students ranging in age from five to 95, The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School at Lighthouse International is dedicated to helping people pursue their interest in, and study of, music while overcoming the challenges posed by vision loss. Students include children and young people enrolled in public and private schools, colleges and universities; professional musicians — and anyone interested in enrichment through lifelong musical learning.
Founded in 1913, our Music School is dedicated to artistic and educational excellence, garnering high regard among music schools in the New York area. Today, it stands proudly as the only community music school in the country for people who are visually impaired. We also serve as a resource to music educators and performers nationwide as the leading provider of accessible music instruction.
July 2014: Special Summer Offering to Teachers Nationwide
“Producing Accessible Music Workshop”
1. Music Educators
2. Teachers of those who are blind and visually impaired
3. Anyone interested in helping people with vision loss
1. Learn the principles of Braille music code
2. Hands-on training of music notation (LimeAloud), Braille music translator software (GoodFeel)
3. Large print music technology
4. New low vision device, Lime Lighter
All programs at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Comprehensive Music Program for Young People is funded in part by UJA Federation of New York. The Music School is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.
July 14, 2013: New computer programs Goodfeel and Lime Lighter help blind read, write music
Lime Lighter, which produces a readable digital score for people with low vision, and Goodfeel, a music notes-to-Braille translator, are being used in music schools across the world after being tested at Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School in Manhattan. Read more and watch the video...
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All programs at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Music School is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.