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Tell me about AMB
Academy of Music for
the Blind (AMB) is a non-profit organization (501C3) incorporated under
the laws of the State of California. AMB
is dedicated to providing music education to talented blind students from 4 to 18 years of age.
All-day Saturday classes are held at
the Los Angeles campus of Junior Blind of America.
Session 1 is held from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.
Session 2 is held from 11:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Weekday classes are held in Monrovia (a suburb of Los Angeles) from 1:30 PM to 6 PM.
In the following paragraphs, David Pinto,
executive director of AMB,
purpose and goals of the Academy:
are hundreds of excellent music institutes that meet the needs of the
specifically addresses the educational, social, and physical needs of
talented blind music students so that they can fully develop their
unique talents and be prepared for integration into the workplace or other
The highly trained teaching staff are equipped to handle the special needs of blind and visually
impaired students, and state of the art computer work stations with the
latest in adaptive software and hardware provide the tools necessary
for students to keep up with their sighted peers.
AMB is not only a ground breaking institute of education
for blind music students, but also provides the example and educational
strategies that other schools of music can draw from in order to serve
the needs of their blind students.
The founding of AMB
was especially dear to Ray Charles' heart, whom I had the pleasure of
working with during the last 2 years of his life. Ray wanted his legacy
to include a thriving AMB
that would serve the needs of blind students and musicians everywhere.
Within the pages of this site you will find specific details on AMB's
curriculum, objectives, and strategies.
Executive Director, AMB