Rancer Piano Method

LEARNING to play piano …

is one of the most popular of all music education activities. Now persons experiencing neurodiverse conditions related to Autism & dementia issues can delight in playing piano alongside their neuro-typical peers. The Rancer Method,  developed by Registered Music Therapist Susan Rancer, has proven to be a key unlocking capabilities and potentials for those challenged by cognitive differences.

SCIENCE is on your side…

Because  music is processed in many brain areas at once, music has been recognized as  important in many stages of human development. In cases where some areas of the brain may not communicate successfully with other areas, music has been shown to “bridge the gap” allowing the brain to actually form new pathways to achievement.

EXPERIENCE is on your side….

With over 40  years of experience, the Rancer Method has shown to be helpful for the way it uses an individual’s capabilities as a foundation for further achievements. Success experiences are presented in a progression crucial in forming new pathways in the brain. Using no special adaptations, this method uses books easily available, and results in learning to read actual music notation that develop musicianship and sense of accomplishment & self esteem, rightfully earned.

ACHIEVEMENTS  are on your side….

Often times, in the world of neurodiverse individuals, challenges related to deficits in self regulation, both behavioral and/or emotional, may center stage. The Rancer Method is administered by a professional music therapist who understands these challenges. In a case by case basis, song by song, motivating factors of music making are allowed to predominate as achievements are made. Meeting the requirements and demands are encouraged and rewarded by personal praise and musical accomplishment.

CREATIVITY is on your side…

The Rancer Method celebrates success & achievements of each individual with fun “Free Time” as part of each session.

Free Time offers built in motivation for individuals to succeed in each lesson allowing  the fun of playing a wide choice of instruments alongside the therapist for a creative experience in musical improvisation. Free Time uses a choice of familiar songs or totally original, spontaneous songs created on the spot, according to individual choice and preferences. The success of each session may easily be seen when individuals are anxious to return for the next session