Dhyana’s Demos

Hello! Welcome to Dhyana’s Demos. My name is Dhyana Mishra and I am currently a sophomore in high school from West Melbourne, Florida.

During my freshman year, I began teaching piano lessons to special needs residents at Promise in Brevard, a local non-profit organization that provides housing to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.

At first, I tried teaching my students using my own old piano books, which use traditional music notation. After a couple of weeks, I noticed that some students were struggling to learn this way. I thought that perhaps an easier and more effective method to teach them existed. That led me to do some research online, and that’s when I came across Occupational Octaves Piano™.

The results after I began implementing Occupational Octaves Piano™ were promising and astounding. The progress I saw in each of my students was so remarkable that I reached out to Mr. Lee Stockner, who was very kind and supportive as I grew as a teacher and an advocate of Occupational Octaves Piano™.

After a couple of months, I was truly able to understand the impact that learning music through Occupational Octaves Piano™ had on the residents and their families. I wanted to bring this experience to a larger audience so several others could share in this joy of discovering the world of music.

That’s why, under Mr. Stockner’s mentorship, I started creating video demonstrations of his curriculum. Below, you’ll find links to YouTube videos which are demonstrations of popular selections from the Occupational Octaves Piano™ curriculum. My hope is that these videos help not only special needs piano learners but also anyone who is interested in learning music in a simple, fun way.

Thank you for visiting Dhyana’s Demos. Enjoy!

Book 1

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Yankee Doodle

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

There Was an Old Woman

Hot Cross Buns

Row Your Boat (EZ)

Beethoven’s Shepherd’s Song

Wheels on the Bus (EZ)

Mozart’s Night Music

Book 2

Mozart’s Horn Call

Grieg’s Morning

Bah, Bah Black Sheep (EZ)

The Can-Can

Hey Diddle Diddle

Over the River

Minuet in G (EZ)

Chop Stix

Rock a Bye Baby

Brahm’s Lullaby (EZ)

Jingle Bells (EZ)

London Bridge (EZ)

Three Little Kittens

Mexican Hand Clap

This Old Man (EZ)

G Major Scale

F Major Scale

Song of Joy (EZ)