A music teacher isn’t letting a disability keep her from following her dreams.
Anne Rosato’s passion for music led her to become owner of Chosen Chord Music School in Palm Harbor.
"For me, music is in the ear of the beholder,” said Anne. “It’s how you hear it, it’s how you perceive it."
Anne has degenerative hearing loss. "When I was four I got hearing aids," said Rosato.
Anne’s love of music only grew. Now, she’s living her dream and excited to be teaching students at Chosen Chord. Some of her students have disabilities, some do not. The hearing-impaired teacher explains her approach to instruction.
"For piano students, I actually teach very much like Beethoven did. Beethoven watched his students play, so I know a lot of the songs my students are playing, so if they’re not playing a C and they shouldn't be, I call them out on it," said Rosato.
Aiden Campbell, 7, hears with the help of cochlear implants, he is a student at Chosen Chord.
Aiden’s father, Randy appreciates the connection his son has with Miss Anne.
"As much as we understand our son’s hearing loss, having somebody who experiences it makes that connection much easier and hopefully that keeps music in his heart and keeps it with him for the rest of his life," said Campbell.
Rosato wants to share music with all her students, whether they’re learning how to sing or trying to master a musical instrument.
Whatever challenge life brings, Rosato hopes she inspires others to enjoy music.
"There is no right or wrong answer, it’s all about what you hear, it’s all about what you feel," said Rosato.
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