Music, other Performing Arts and Dyslexia edited by Sally Daunt.
Including chapters written by Paula Bishop-Liebler, Sally Daunt, Dan Jones, Deborah Leveroy, Margaret Malpas, Karen Marshall, Christine McRitchie Pratt and Qona Rankin this book covers a wide range of issues relating to dyslexia and music including ideas for classroom teaching, instrumental teaching for all ages, music in Higher Education and use of assistive technology.
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Posted by Jackie Nelson on 17th Aug 2016
This book is really good if you are dyslexic or a teacher, parent or friend. This book answers lots of questions that are often asked by dyslexics, and helps to understand certain difficulties.
This book gives good references to other books as well as certain exercises to do with younger student with dyslexia. Well worth a read for any teacher wanting to understand students, adults or children with dyslexia.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2016
I found the book interesting although most of the book was about teaching and identifying problems with young children, I found it reassuring to discover that dyslexia also applies to music, and explains why I find it difficult even after 10 years of trying to play a piano and currently a cornet to sight read a piece of music and identify the rhythms to be played. I found that it was a long process to learn on your own but much quicker when hearing the music or playing with other people, or playing the tune with a CD.
Posted by Paul on 31st Oct 2014
This book was lent to me by a friend, who is also dyslexic. Reading it provided such comfort not just from its wide range of information but from reading statements that so clearly confirmed why I am finding playing the piano and learning to read music such a challenge. So often I try and explain my difficulties to people who don't understand the impact dyslexia can have and so often I am left thinking that I obviously didn't explain myself clearly enough, as they seem to indicate that other people have the same challenges - THEY DON'T!!! I'm dyslexic and not afraid to talk about it. Thank goodness there are people out there, writing books like this, who do understand and are prepared to invest them time, skills, knowledge and experience to provide such supportive and inspirational material.