Beamz

The Beamz innovative laser controller gives users instant access to hundreds of musical instruments, sound effects and songs. Users will enjoy making music while working on physical, cognitive and sensory development. You can provide developmental opportunities and experiences through game-playing with the system. Beamz is used in hundreds of schools to teach learning concepts, implement therapy protocols and as a sensory solution.

Videos

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Special Education

Special Education

With Beamz, learning and skill building take place through music. Whether you want to teach early concepts like cause and effect, directionality and sequencing, or use it to help students remember steps of the scientific method, the unit’s versatility in its application context is unmatched. Since the system is universally designed and completely accessible, students with all physical and cognitive abilities can actively participate in learning. The software is universally designed, which means people of differing abilities who may not be able to utilize traditional laser play, can access many features and functions through adaptive devices and alternative methods.
Beamz with software on a laptop, iPad and smart phone

Autism

Because we’re using music, most children across the spectrum respond very well to Beamz as a regularly scheduled part of their “sensory diet”. In addition to providing Beamz as an incentive and reward, it can also be used with children who may struggle with their cognitive abilities to teach basic cause and effect concepts.

Universal Design

Beamz is universally designed so that children, as well as adults, of all physical abilities can have access. It works well with Eye-Gaze units, Adapted Keyboards, Programmable Interfaces and Switches, Touch Screens and Head Pointers. Beamz is frequently used in occupational and physical therapy protocols.

Play Guide

While Beamz primary function is music-making, the music is only the means for providing instruction or achieving other goals. The Play Guide includes many activities that target a variety of physical, cognitive, sensory skills and developmental milestones.


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Therapy

Therapy

If you’re working in Occupational, Physical, Neurological, Music or Recreation Therapy—even providing in-home services— this system is the perfect addition to your equipment. Beamz is being used in homes, schools, rehabilitation centers and hospitals across the country. Imagine treatment, intervention and maintenance plans that have your patients and clients working toward their functional objectives via music. Everyone knows that music moves the soul, but wait until you see how it moves the body and sharpens the mind.

Beamz being used in therapy setting

Target An Array Of Skills:

  • Fine and gross motor
  • Cause and effect
  • Processing
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Social

You can provide your patients and clients with as much, or as little, support as they may need to make incremental progress. The light beams can be triggered by:

  1. Physically interrupting the laser beam with any body part or object
  2. Using an adapted keyboard
  3. Attaching an interface and switch
  4. Utilizing a computer or IOS smart device with a touchscreen or interactive whiteboard

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Accessibility

Accessibility

The software is universally designed, which means people of differing abilities can access many of the Beamz features and functions through adaptive devices and alternative methods. Any activities can be adapted to accommodate individuals with physical disabilities. At the point within each of the activities where the student is required to demonstrate or actively participate is where the adaptations are typically made. Below is a list of commonly used access methods:
Beamz Music System

Interactive Whiteboards and Touch Screens

Beamz software interface is a near replication of the laser controller. Players can activate lasers and function buttons by touching the lasers and buttons on the screens of touchscreen enabled devices–laptops, tablets, iOS devices and interactive whiteboards.

Eye Gaze

Beamz has created a customized version of its Windows Player Software purposefully designed to work in conjunction with the Tobii Eye Gaze. Additionally, Beamz has worked in collaboration with Inclusive Technology to create overlays and activities for use with its EyeGaze Foundations.

Interfaces, Switches, and Mouse Alternatives

Make the system switch accessible by connecting a programmable switch interface. Programmable interfaces allow you to pair key commands to specified jack ports. You can then plug in multiple switches for activating instruments sounds, page swapping and rhythm track start/stop. The number of switches is dependent on how many ports are provided on the particular interface device you’re using—the number of jacks vary from model to model.

Keyboards and Alternative Keyboards

All twelve instruments sounds, page swapping and rhythm track activation have correlating key equivalents. This enables players to use standard and adaptive keyboards.

Head Pointers

A head pointer is a great “low tech” method for playing the laser controller. In fact, you can use any object to interrupt the lasers—heads, toes, and even feathers!


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Bundles

Bundles

Beamz Professional Edition
Beamz Professional Edition

Includes:

  • Beamz Laser Controller
  • Cross-Platform Player Software for Windows, Mac or iOS devices (iPad/iPhone)
  • 50 interactive songs featuring a broad representation of music styles, genres and instruments – Song list
  • Activity Guide with sample activities for educators, therapists and professionals
  • Beamz Studio Software for editing and creating interactive songs (PC software)
Beamz Professional Edition - Therapy Bundle
Therapy Bundle

Includes:

  • Beamz Laser Controller
  • Cross-Platform Player Software for Windows, Mac or iOS devices (iPad/iPhone)
  • 50 interactive songs featuring a broad representation of music styles, genres and instruments – Song list
  • Activity Guide with sample activities for educators, therapists and professionals
  • Therapy Guide – 15 protocols and measurement tools, plus 30 additional songs paired to use with the protocols
  • Beamz Studio Software for editing and creating interactive songs (PC software)
  • Soft Case

Therapy Bundle adds: Soft Case – ideal for storage and light travel needs ($49.95 value) & Therapy Guide ($149.95 value)

Beamz Professional Edition - Music Therapy
Music Therapy

Includes:

  • Beamz Laser Controller
  • Cross-Platform Player Software for Windows, Mac or iOS devices (iPad/iPhone)
  • 50 interactive songs featuring a broad representation of music styles, genres and instruments – Song list
  • Activity Guide with sample activities for educators, therapists and professionals
  • Music Therapy Protocols
  • Beamz Studio Software for editing and creating interactive songs (PC software)

Music Therapy Bundle adds: Soft Case – ideal for storage and light travel needs ($49.95 value) & Music Therapy Protocols ($79.95 value)

Beamz Home Edition
Beamz Home Edition

Includes:

  • Beamz Laser Controller
  • 36 interactive songs geared for families – Song list
  • Lekotek Home and Family Play Guide, which comes with 10 games
Beamz Professional Editions & Life Skills Song List
PC/iOS/MAC
  • 3AM Blues – Original – Blues
  • All You Need Is Love-Jam – The Beatles – Rock & Roll
  • Bad Romance-kJam (karaoke) – Lady GaGa – Pop
  • Beamz Suite – Original – Classical
  • Beautiful – Original – Classical
  • Before He Cheats-Jam – Carrie Underwood – Country
  • BlueGrass Song – Original – Country
  • Blues For The Man – Peter Erskine – Blues
  • Boom Boom Pow-Jam – The Black Eyed Peas – Pop
  • Brass Knunckles – Original – Jazz
  • Cafe Carnival – Craig Chaquico – Jazz
  • Celebration-Jam – Kool & The Gang – Disco
  • Chamber Concerto – Original – Classical
  • Classique – Original – Classical
  • Club Med – Original – Electonic
  • DJ Sound FX Sampler – Original – Dance
  • Forget You-kJam (karaoke) – Cee Lo Green – Pop
  • Frenetix – Original – Electronic
  • Funkytown-Jam – Lipps Inc – Disco
  • Gathering Of The Tribes – Craig Chaquico – Jazz
  • Get’n Chilly – Original – Hip Hop
  • Green Onions-Jam – Booker T & MGs – Blues
  • Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani – Pop
  • Honky Tonk Hoedown – Original – Country
  • I Like It I Love It-Jam – Tim McGraw – Country
  • I Like To Move It-Jam – will.i.am – Kids/Disney
  • Ice Cream Freeze-Jam – Disney – Kids
  • If I Die Young-Jam – The Band Perry – Pop
  • In Da Club-Jam – 50 Cent – HipHop
  • Jack N The Beamz – Original – Kids
  • Jack N The Beamz – Original – Kids
  • Jazz Club – Orignal – Jazz
  • Jungle – Original – Kids
  • Mahna Mahna-Jam – The Muppets – Kids
  • Mean-kJam (karaoke) – Taylor Swift – Country
  • My Goody Two-Shoes Brother – Disney – Kids
  • Night Beats – Original – Latin Jazz
  • Oye Como Va-Jam – Santana – Latin Rock
  • Perry The Platypus-Jam – Phineas & Ferb – Disney
  • Peter Gunn Theme-Jam – Henry Mancini – Rock
  • Pharaoh’s Remix – Original – Dance
  • Rock Drum Sampler – Original – Rock
  • Rock Shop – David Ellefson – Rock
  • Rock Star – Original – Rock
  • Rock Your Body-Jam – Justin Timberlake – Pop
  • Sanctuary – Original – Environmental
  • Sleeping Giants – David Ellefson – Metal
  • SOS-Jam – Rhianna – Pop
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder – Pop
  • That’s A Rap – Original – Hip Hop
PC Specific
iOS/MAC Specific
  • Bille Jean-Jam – Michael Jackson – Pop
  • Laser Light Show-video-FloRida – FloRida – Hip Hop
  • Moonlight Redux – Original – Classical Pop
  • Shadows – Original – Classical
  • Stigmata – Orignal – Dubstep
PC/iOS/MAC
  • Beamz Suite – Original – Classical
  • Black Tornado-vJam – Magic Slim – Blues
  • BlueGrass Song – Original – Country
  • Brass Knuckles- Original – Jazz
  • Classique – Original – Classical
  • DJ Sampler – Original – Dance
  • Frenetix – Original – Electronic
  • Fun, Fun, Fun-Jam – The Beach Boys – Pop
  • Happy Birthday – Traditional
  • Haunted – Original – Scarey
  • Honky Tonk Hoedown – Original – Country
  • Hotel California-Jam – The Eagles – Rock
  • Jazz Club – Original – Jazz
  • Jesus Take The Wheel-Jam – Carrie Underwood – Country
  • Jingle Bells – Traditional
  • Laser Light Show- video – Flo Rida – Pop
  • Moonlight Redux – Original – Classical Pop
  • My Goody Two Shoes Brother-Jam – Phineas and Ferb – Disney
  • Old MacDonald – Traditional – Pre-K
  • Old Time Rock and Roll-Jam – Bob Seger – Rock
  • Pharaoh’s Remix – Original – Dance
  • Razzmajazz – Original – Jazz
  • Rewind – Euge Groove – Smooth Jazz
  • Rock Drum Sampler – Original – Rock
  • Rock Star – Original – Rock
  • Shadows – Original – Classical
  • Shout-kJam (karaoke) – Otis Day & The Knights – Pop
  • Splish Splash-kJam (karaoke)- Bobby Darin – Rock & Roll
  • Stigmata – Original – Dubstep
  • Super Freak-Jam – Rick James – R&B
  • That’s A Rap – Original – Hip Hop
  • Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day-Jam – Phineas and Ferb – Disney
  • Under The Sea-Jam – Little Mermaid – Disney
  • Where I Want To Be-vJam – Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Blues
  • You Belong To Me-Jam – Taylor Swift – Country
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah-Jam – Louis Armstrong – Disney

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Guides

Guides

Beamz Therapy Guide
Beamz Therapy Guide

The Beamz Therapy Guide is a resource for therapists to use music making and the universally designed Beamz laser controller to serve broad client populations, providing strucure and measurement tools to accomplish a range of goals. This guide includes 15 protocols providing structure for a range of cognitive, physical and social/emotional goals. “Beamz Intro” protocol provides means to introduce the Beamz tool to clients and getting them into the fun of making music. There are also 30 interactive songs paired for use with the protocols and downloadable forms, worksheets and resource references.

Beamz Music Therapy Protocols
Music Therapy Protocols

The Beamz Music Therapy Protocols comprise a collection of five “progressive” neurological-based music therapy protocols with three client intervention use levels and two “stand alone” music therapy protocols for broad client use. The protocols were developed with MusicWorx for use with the Beamz Professional Edition Interactive Music System for both individual and group sessions to accomplish a range of therapy goals, including cognitive, sensorimotor and general health and wellness. Internal interventions and evaluation tools are included in each of the protocols.

Life Skills
Life Skills

Beamz has created a collection of lesson plans that will help you differentiate your instruction across curricular areas in Life Skills, Self-contained and Transition Special Education Classrooms. Beamz is universally designed for learning so that each student can actively and meaningfully participate in curriculum tied lessons using the access method that meets their individual physical and cognitive needs. Life Skills lessons range from safety sign education to reading, writing, math, motor movement, and more. Lessons and activities can be adapted for students with more severe disabilities too, by using basic cause and effect and choice-making approaches. Going beyond instruction, Beamz is the ultimate incentive and reward tool for productivity and task completion.

Beamz Life Skills Lesson Plans include 10 core lessons, each lesson contains several activities that span across several days or even weeks.


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Testimonials

Testimonials

“I’ve used the Beamz Music System with students that range from kindergarten to fifth grade, both with and without disabilities. Whether using it as a center in my classroom, to help kids with ADHD take a break during their academic day, or to help kids with autism get the sensory input they need, the Beamz delivers an exciting approach to learning while building self-esteem and independence. It would be so beneficial for my students to be able to take this experience into their homes to enjoy with the whole family.”
Anne Fishburne, Resource Specialist
Cajon Valley Unified School District, San Diego County, CA

 

“As a neurologist and research scientist, I support that the possibilities within your technology are limitless for individuals of all ages. From children with developmental disabilities to those facing serious life-threatening illnesses, Beamz makes perfect sense. For children and adults in rehabilitation, Beamz has extraordinary potential to facilitate and accelerate ongoing progress. In the context of senior care, Beamz can help older people discover renewed confidence, meaning and value through the joy of recreational music making.”
Barry Bittman, MD
President & CEO, Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute

 

“The Apogee Project is all about empowering people with complex additional needs to more indpendent with the help of technology. We work closely with people who may have complex difficulties such as Cerebral Palsy, Rett syndrome, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Motor Nerone Disease, aquired brain inquiry, spinal cord injury and other associated difficulties.

Music is such a huge motivator and we have found Beamz to be a great resource for enabling fun, simple and unrestricted quality music creation for people no matter how complex their additional needs or impairment might be.”
The Apogee Project

 

“The Beamz equipment has brought new excitement and interest into our music lessons…The units work beautifully alongside our existing equipment to provide quality musical learning experiences.”
Paul Boucher, Music Co-ordinator & Teacher
Westover Green Community School

 

“[Beamz] …has proved a fantastic tool when used in a Music Therapy context, helping children to communicate more freely.”
Phil Wickham, Trustee
Life Right Foundation

 

“The Beamz has opened up a new world of music to my 11 year old daughter Becky, who has severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy…The software is very clever…and the Beamz build creativity so that even a severely disabled child like Becky can experience great success in music making.”
Fiona Tyler
Parent

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