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Special Education Music Lessons

Private lessons for people with special needs!

Performance by a music student with autism




Tucson’s Best Lessons for People With Special Needs

We love teaching music. We know how to make it fun and easy. People with any disability can work with us. We will make a plan with you.

We specialize in music lessons for people with:

  • Autism
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Communication Impairment
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Limited Mobility
  • Sensory Impairment


We teach several instruments. You can explore and learn them all. We know how to help beginners become advanced musicians. Here are our choices:

Instrument Lessons

You’ll learn how to play an instrument.

  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Mandolin
  • Ukulele
  • Piano / Keyboard

Technology Lessons

You’ll use recording equipment to make your own mp3s. We use microphones, instruments, and computers.

  • Recording
  • Electronic Music

Combination Lessons (Everything)

You’ll get to do it all. We play keyboards, strings, drums, and technology during each session.


Half-hour lessons are $40. One-hour sessions are $80. Our lessons are weekly. They are at the same time every week. We use automatic billing to collect your payment once a month.

Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) is an option. If you have ESA you can use it to get music lessons with us.

Your Teachers

You will have two special education teachers working for you. Stuart Smith, M.Ed. gives the lessons. Melissa Smith, M.Ed. helps Stuart plan each lesson and make changes for you. We both have K-12 teaching certifications. Together we have three master’s degrees and over twenty years of experience in special education. We both have worked with many people with severe and profound needs.


We teach at our home studio. It has all the instruments and technology ready to play. It’s close to I-10 and Orange Grove, and it has quick freeway access. Costco and Target are nearby. Our address is 3321 West Calle Fresa, Tucson, AZ 85741.




Why practice music with special needs?


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We Will Close Enrollment Soon

We only offer a few private lessons per day. That gives us extra time to plan each lesson and to learn from it. But it means that we do run out of spaces.

If you have questions about trying lessons, please call us today. Our phone number is (520) 260-8745. You can also text.

You Won’t Find This Kind of Lesson Anywhere Else In Tucson

We started this business because we saw that Tucson doesn’t have any others like it.

  • There are music teachers, but they don’t have great reviews from people with special needs.
  • There are music therapists, but they are not instrument teachers.
  • No one else in Tucson has a recording studio for people with special needs.

We specialize in teaching you how to play instruments and produce music.

It’s easy to get started. Call or text Stuart at (520) 260-8745. Or you can book a session online.



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Beyond Excellent

Stuart is extremely patient and utilizes his knowledge and experience in making music fun and entertaining. He will try different methods of instruction in order to help his students engage and participate. He excels at encouraging his students and uses positive praising and motivation. He has many musical instruments: keyboard, guitars (acoustic and electric), drums, ukulele, etc., that his students can play. My grandson has been his student for two years and we continue to see improvement and we will continue our lessons indefinitely.

This is a great opportunity for kids with special needs to explore different sounds, and to develop their abilities. It's a chance to explore their musical inclinations, whatever they might be. Otherwise, without your guidance, they probably wouldn't ever have a chance to do this. You bring it out in them. You give them the opportunity to explore.

That's what my granddaughter needs: she needs encouragement to explore. She's got a lot of talent inside her. But getting her to explore it and bring it out is critical to her development as she gets older.