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Special needs adults get music lesson from Delta Symphony

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Adults living life with disabilities received a special music lesson Tuesday.

Members of the Delta Symphony Orchestra and the Treble Clef Music Club stopped by The Learning Center in Jonesboro as part of an outreach program.

Adult clients at The Learning Center got to play conductor, play the violin, and learn more about how an orchestra works.

Heather Crum, supervisor at The Learning Center, said they work with special needs adults on a daily basis to teach them life skills.

“They love music in any form, to be able to really get into the program and participate like they did this morning, it makes them really happy and really excited,” Crum said.

The Delta Symphony’s program went hand in hand with Crum’s goal to get her clients into the community.

“A big part of our program is community inclusion, getting out into our community, doing things, and being a part of the community,” Crum said.

Clients at TLC also received free tickets to the Delta Symphony concert on Sunday at the Fowler Center.

Some will even perform as part of a 60 member special needs choir.

Representatives with the Delta Symphony said they feel special needs individuals are overlooked when it comes to the arts.

They hope this type of program helps engage them in music.

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s concert.

For ticket information call 870-761-8254 or visit www.deltasymphonyorchestra.org.

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