“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine”
Alan Turing (1912-1954)
Featured on the Australian edition of 60 Minutes in 2016, Daphne Prioetto is a remarkable woman teaching the piano to children with autism in Melbourne, Australia. Focusing on the development of motor skills and aural acuity, she has achieved truly astounding outcomes with the children she has taught, and far beyond the expectations of what was previously assumed to be possible for children with this disability.
Founded on establishing a rapport not only with the child, but with the family as well as means to long-term musical development and ongoing success, Daphne’s work is defined by realising the potential in all children to experience and explore music-making irrespective of the challenges they may face in day-to-day living. Watching Daphne’s students perform in concert is a testament to the finest possibilities of the human spirit.
Whatever you have planned on this day, cancel it, and experience an event to make your heart soar.
In addition to Daphne’s Keys of Life students, ADO Principal Violin, Marianne Rothschild, performs Vaughan Williams’ hauntingly beautiful solo in The Lark Ascending preceded by C. Armstrong Gibbs’ enchanting waltz, Dusk. ADO Principal Conductor, Kevin Purcell directs.