Nikhedonia and the music that brought me back to Autism Advocacy

The Shadow Listener

The familiarity of quarantine

When the news of Covid-19 becoming a pandemic hit my ears, I was already prepared for the great shift to online life. In 2015 I began building an online music school and named it Enlightened Audio Academy. Quarantine left students searching for a way to continue their music education, but I already had a school structure in place that met their needs. By April 2020, I had a full roster and the comfort that I could financially survive the pandemic.

My headstart meant I was already aware of the struggles. I understood the fatigue and the tech issues, and I had already learned how to put into words the things I used to just physically assist the student with doing like posture adjustments and violin bow control. I had encountered all of this and developed strategies to overcome them. Before Covid, these efforts were not seen…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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