Cincinnati, OH – Paula Jordan, Board Certified Music Therapist at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), has been creating musical opportunities for people with vision loss for nearly 20 years. Blind from birth, Paula was interested in music from a very young age. Her passion for music and for people with special needs led her to pursue a degree in music therapy. In 1996, she graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a B.A. in Music Therapy. Following a music therapy internship in upstate New York, Paula began working in the music program at CABVI. Her final Annual Music Recital with CABVI’s Music Program will be Saturday, June 4th, from 10am-Noon in CABVI’s Community Room, 2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
CABVI’s Annual Music Recital will feature enthusiastic performances by groups and individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Several of the children who have multiple disabilities including vision loss will create music with some assistance from family members. Other children are able to demonstrate on-going improvement with their fine and gross motor skills, instrumental skills, braille music skills, and other musically oriented developmental skills through their performance in the Annual Recital. We have children who play piano, percussion, sing solos, and duets, of course. A lively audience of family and friends reflect the high level of community participation and emotional support that encourages each participant in CABVI’s Music Program to express themselves fully as unique and creative individuals. Everyone helps everyone to celebrate their accomplishments!