The Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education is a catalyst for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of performing and visual arts education.


About Our Work

Watch this video about the work of the Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education.

We believe in:

  • asset-based education that celebrates ability and the unique contribution of learners;
  • engaging the community we serve in the development of educational policies and practices; and
  • the power of arts education as a means for all students to develop qualities that are critical to achievement in any pursuit, artistic or otherwise.

We provide high-quality community arts programs and resources.

We advance performance, education, and creative scholarship.

We convene thought leaders, experts, and practitioners.

We shape and inform policy.

We support teachers by providing professional development opportunities.

We develop evidence-based best practices.

Listen to Rhoda Bernard, the managing director of the Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education, talk about how her team brings music education to those with disabilities and how the institute trains others to do the same: