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Teaching a Learning Disabled Student

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  • #87565
    Mary Jane Ballou
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    I have a 13-year old beginner, who is turning into a great challenge.

    #87566
    kay-lister
    Member

    Mary Jane – I, some years back worked with LD students in the local school system.

    #87567
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Hi Mary,

    I had a student, actually about the same age (11) with a similar learning difficulty. She had problems with distinguishing the clefs, and also left from right. She occassionally played passages in an opposite direction too -but more jumped back

    #87568
    sherry-lenox
    Participant

    Kodaly helps EVERYTHING

    #87569
    diane-michaels
    Spectator

    Here’s a method I haven’t tried, but have heard about:

    Turn the music on its side, so that the lines of the staff resemble the harp strings. (I think you want to go a quarter turn clockwise so that the low notes are to the left.)

    #87570
    Jessica Frost
    Participant

    I don’t have any harp students with that particular problem but I did just “inherit” a piano student who has trouble distinguishing between notes going up and down.

    #87571
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Hi Mary Jane, I have found some interesting websites that may be of some use to you.

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