LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new garden featuring outdoor musical instruments unveiled for children at the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy. The garden features six outdoor musical instruments designed for younger children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The instruments have amplification devices to help them experience sound in new ways.
"It gives so many of our kids opportunities. 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,” Katie Fromholt, a teacher at the academy, said.
The new PNC Music Garden is now open and will be an extension of the academy's music therapy program. It was made possible by a $50,000 dollar grant from the PNC Foundation in support of PNC Grow Up Great.
Heuser Academy is also a recipient of WHAS Crusade for Children funding.