Learning Outcome 1 – Awareness
This week was the first time we actually worked with our clients at AMK MINDS. It was a very different experience to anything I’ve tried before, I’ve never really worked with people with this kind of disability. I know people that have down syndrome, but I’ve never tried to teach them anything. I feel comfortable with my ability to play the drums since I’ve been studying music for quite some time now.
I know that teaching them drums will be hard, specially since it’s a such broader and subjective topic. We have to have realistic expectations for our clients, I don’t expect them to be able to play complicated rhythm, but I would like if by the end they’ll be able to play some sort of basic pattern by themselves (and hopefully together as well).
As a service group we’re still not sure how we’re going to do it, and I’m worried it’s going to take us too long to find a way that is reliable, or that the group won’t put enough effort to find one.