I'm currently a Junior in High School, and I'm planning to get my degree in Music Education. I know what you're saying... What is a music major doing on here? Right? Long story. See, I started playing violin when I was 4 years old... I started asking when I was 3, but we couldn't find a teacher who would take me. See, I have a profound hearing loss in my left ear, as well as neurological issues that affect my coordination and balance. After 12 years of music, very few people can even tell. I've always wanted to teach music. As in, since I was about 10. But recently, I started wondering how many kids would enjoy getting to learn an instrument, but can't because they have a disability. (I hate that word. Just because something is wrong with your body doesn't mean you lack ability.) I believe than everyone should have the opportunity to try things - even if you'll never be great doesn't mean that you never should. I have big ideas for practical adjustments, as well as a mind my dad calls "creatively analytical". I want to minor in something that will give me extra skills and knowledge in occupational therapy type skills. Anyways... My question is: If I want to work with kids that have disabilities, what would be a good minor for me? Please don't say "music therapy" - that's therapy through music, not music lessons. From what I can tell, special Ed focuses on learning disabilities. I was thinking maybe a pre-occupational therapy minor, but I'd like to point out that I am a musician that doesn't get science and math... In fact, I stay as far away as I can. No offense, just not where my skills are. I genuinely love kids - this is something I'm passionate about! I want to prepare myself to the best of my abilities and resources. I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions!!! Thanks! I didn't know where to post this, so if a mod/admin thinks it should be moved... Thanks!