It has been scientifically proven that learning to play an instrument helps children with any type of learning challenge or disability.
Study’s show that music helps to increase their attention and unlock the ability to learn.
A few weeks ago ABC-7’s Kate Bieri introduced us all to Isaac Brealey-Rood.
Isaac is intellectually disabled, but that did not stop him from breaking down barriers. He went from the bleachers to joining the Onate High School band.
He gained not only school-wide attention, but nationwide praise as well after his mom, Carissa , shared a video on her Facebook page of his first band performance.
The video has already been viewed over 3.7 million times and shared over 100 thousand times!
Another Borderland high school student is proving that his learning challenges will not stop him from enjoying the power and beauty of music.
Pebble Hills senior, Andrew Marquez was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and did not start talking until the age of 7.
As a freshman in high school, he wanted to join the band. According to his godmother, Claudia Beanes, the first year was a struggle to play and march, but with dedication and hard work he got better.
At the end of last year he was selected to be drum major for the Pebble Hills high school marching band. Proving that all it takes is a little hard work and dedication to achieve your dreams.
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