Henny Kupferstein

I give Skype piano lessons to autistic and non-verbal students all over the world. Click on my picture or the services links to learn more.

We need to have a lot more people like you who are showing the things that people with autism are good at.  ~ Temple Grandin

icon_newsResearch Study on Autism Childhood Interventions We are looking for both (1) autistic adults and (2) parents of autistic children to take an online survey related to childhood experience with no interventions, or interventions such as ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) (FB link)

icon_newsClick here to view upcoming conference presentations and events

icon_newsThe Perfect Perch motor planning support device for autistic piano students with dyspraxia – Clinical trial now in place, by the Doogri institute

NEW BOOK! Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism A Guide for Educators, Parents and the Musically Gifted

NEW BOOK! Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism A Guide for Educators, Parents and the Musically Gifted

NEW BOOK! Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism A Guide for Educators, Parents and the Musically Gifted

Henny Kupferstein is doctoral student of psychology with a specialization on autism research. She holds a Masters degree in Transformative Leadership from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is trained in music therapy and has a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Music from the State University of New York. 

Henny’s research interests include perfect pitch, sensory integration, and autism. She is classically trained in piano, voice, and guitar. Henny also enjoys African drumming, Klezmer music, free improvisation and composing. Her current work focuses on advocacy, research, and scholarship. Please contact Henny about sensory and education consulting, piano lessons, and composing opportunities.

The following services are available:


Join-us-on-Facebook-button[1]JOIN THE FAN CLUB! The Rancer Method – Teaching Piano to Gifted and Special Needs Students – FaceBook group for piano teachers and educators who are applying the Rancer Method in their practice.

memeconductingAutism and perfect pitch are the reasons why my non-verbal autistic clients make glorious piano music when taught in the classical tradition. I use a scientifically-based method for teaching autistic students with perfect pitch.  In our research, we found a near 100% correlation between autism and perfect pitch (Kupferstein & Walsh, 2015).

Individuals with Absolute Pitch do not activate the P300 action potential of the updated working memory because they are able to identify the tone just heard by existing permanent and resident representations of such comparisons 1.

Perfect pitch cannot be taught.


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