I started looking into music therapy and the methods that occur during music therapy sessions. The American Music Therapy Association had some good information on different audiences for music therapy - I namely looked at young children, special education, and autistic individuals. After much speculation it became difficult for me to force my existing project into a new demographic. Talking to Dylan highlighted to me that my main problem going through this wasn't that I don't have a valuable enough audience, but that the main purpose of my project didn't properly come to fruition.
My main goals now are to:
- Create a play-oriented device that "tricks" users into learning music composition
- Bridge the gap between physical music making and music on paper
- Something digitally-powered and more sensitive to changes in notes than the current peg and key system.