Your student's note-reading roadmap

Tired of reinventing the wheel? You don't have to do it on your own. This course will help you get the best out of the Milestone Method, a highly effective note-reading approach for neurodiverse students and those with disabilities.

  • Exact word-for-word scripts for introducing each step

  • Strategies for developing motor skills (like when and how to use hand-under-hand support)

  • Solutions to common challenges that inevitably come up: What's the best way to correct student mistakes? What if a student can’t look
 at the page for long?

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Teaching Note Reading and Developing Motor Skills with The Milestone Method

    • Introduction and Milestone Method Downloads

    • The Milestone Method

    • Milestone 1: Single Hand Pieces in C and G Position

    • Milestone 2: Two Hands Simultaneously in C and G Position

    • Milestone 3: A Painless Introduction to the Staff

    • Beyond the Milestones

    • Hand Support and Home Practice

    • Quiz


  • All 3 Books of the Milestone Method

    Course registration includes studio-licensed digital downloads of all three books in the Milestone Method. That's right - print as many as you like, and send them to all your students. Each book includes Version 1 (with illustrations and lyrics) and Version 2 (without) to ensure the most sensory-friendly experience. Duet recordings included with Books 1 and 2.

  • Comprehensive Instruction Manual

    PDF downloads with word-for-word scripts for introducing each new section, as well as motor skills support and parent coaching tips.

  • Learn on Your Own Time

    This course is self-paced. It includes short, concise videos that you can watch on your own schedule. No "fluff" or deadlines.


Melody McGeary, NCTM (Melody’s Piano Studio)

As I was switching my student with Down Syndrome to Selena’s Milestone Method, I wondered whether her script for introducing C position would be sufficient for a successful grasp of the music alphabet. But my student absolutely got it, and I am so excited to see how much more he will learn!”

Becky Morris, Piano Teacher

"11 year old B [autistic student] had an amazing lesson!...We blazed through to #6 in the Milestone Method and he reads all the letters correctly and rarely uses the incorrect finger."


Teacher Trainer

Selena Pistoresi

Selena is a lifelong pianist and piano teacher of over a decade. She owns a studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, where she specializes in working with neurodiverse students and those with disabilities. She equips teachers all over the world with the mindset, tools, and curriculum to teach students with disabilities and help their studios flourish.

An Unbeatable Guarantee

I've packed years of experience and my best work into this Mini Course, and I want to make sure that you not only receive all of the content and watch it, but give you 30 full days to actually implement these strategies and start seeing results with your students.
Try the entire course. 30 days is enough time to take the course twice and then decide. If you don't LOVE it, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. I'll even eat the credit-card processing fees.
It's simple: Join the course and try it for yourself. If the methods and framework don't work for you, email me. Tell me how it went with your students, and I'll give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 30 days. That means you can try the ENTIRE course and then decide if it's right for you.