We are implementing GAME, an improvisation-based piano instruction method developed by Robert Harris from the research group ‘Lifelong Learning in Music’ of the Prince Claus Conservatoire (Groningen), for use with persons with a cochlear implant. Our team will investigate GAME’s potential benefits on their perception of speech and music, as well as quality of life.
Networks such as the European Piano Teacher’s Association will make it possible to reach a large number of certified piano teachers able to acquire the GAME approach and apply it in their practice.
Collaboration with Embrace Nederland, an organization promoting the use of music to increase the quality of life in vulnerable individuals, such as older adults with dementia, will grant access to a wide network of amateur and professional musicians, students and health-care professionals.
Through our existing collaborations with cochlear implant manufacturers, we will efficiently communicate with our cochlear implant users and health-care professionals.