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nafmeadmin
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You might consider making an exception for that student and allowing him to play the snare drum. I have had pretty good success with special ed students and drumming because they only have to think about beat and rhythm. If I have a student who is very slow at reading rhythms, I have him/her play extremely simple rhythms that are barely more than keeping the beat and then introduce various percussion instruments using the same couple of rhythms, such as the bass drum, the wood block or the triangle. I think the flute is probably one of the most difficult instruments to start!