Deaf Kids Experience Music in New Ways in Musical Garden

Deaf Kids Experience Music in New Ways in Musical Garden

They can feel the vibrations.

A new garden featuring outdoor musical instruments was unveiled in Louisville, Kentucky this week, WHAS TV reports.

The garden features six outdoor musical instruments with amplification devices designed for younger children who are deaf or hard of hearing at the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy.

“It gives so many of our kids opportunities,” said Katie Fromholt, a teacher at the academy.

“This morning, I had one kid, who kept saying, I hear that I hear that. Just with the drum banging. We have some kids who don’t hear the sound because they don’t wear devices, so they were putting their hands on and feeling the vibrations. Just because they can’t hear the music doesn’t mean they aren’t getting anything out of it,” she said.

The new PNC Music Garden is now open and will be an extension of the academy’s music therapy program.

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