ERIC Number: ED460543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Instrumental Music: Factors in Learning Musical Instruments for Children and Young People Who Are Visually Impaired.
This booklet provides suggestions and techniques to promote and enhance the music education of British children who have visual impairments. The following issues are addressed: (1) recognizing early signs of interest; (2) choosing an instrument; (3) choosing a teacher; (4) getting started; (5) providing lessons; (6) practicing; (7) signs of progress; (8) instrument care; (9) non-Western and non-classical instruments; (10) access to repertoire; (11) playing by ear; (12) large print music; (13) braille music; (14) the voice; (15) aids to learning; (16) losing sight; (17) grade examinations; (18) ensembles; (19) linking into general music examinations; and (20) beyond formal education. Appendices include information on identifying a visual impairment and learning styles of students with visual impairments, teaching students who have visual impairments and have additional disabilities, and Royal National Institute for the Blind schools specifically run for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Blindness, Braille, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multiple Disabilities, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Reading, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Orchestras, Visual Impairments, Vocal Music
Royal National Institute for the Blind, 224 Great Portland Street, London W1N 6AA, England (7.50 British pounds). Tel: 01737-768935; ext. 252.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal National Inst. for the Blind, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)