Have you ever wondered how to teach braille music to a person with vision impairment?
To celebrate World Sight Day and National Braille Week, we are delighted to share a clip from Eleanor’s introduction to braille music.
When teaching braille music to students, Harry says that ‘Braille is pattern recognition, much like the alphabet. When you start recognizing the patterns, you can build up speed in reading music.’
Music should be accessible to everyone
Access to braille music can be an obstacle to partially sighted musicians, who may miss out on the opportunity to progress in something they are passionate about. For example, music practitioners may not have the skills to help a student with vision impairment learn to read music and may not know where to start.
You can find out more about Harry’s approach to teaching student’s like Eleanor in the full-length film titled ‘Eleanor’s Story’ on our Amber Sound Touch website.
Amber Sound Touch
Are you are curious about teaching music to children with vision impairment? Amber Sound Touch is a free resource for music teachers. You can find videos of children’s stories, such as Eleanor’s Story, and downloadable resources full of tips and strategies.
Can we help?
The Amber Trust believes that every young musician with a vision impairment deserves the same opportunities as anyone else. If you know of a child who may benefit from our musical services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.