Articles

Music: A World of Opportunities for Sightless Students Part 2 of 2: Memory is the Key
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 57-58

This column highlights the importance of memorizing music for sightless music student and outlines various memorization methods that are important for such an individual to develop. The practical strategies include; learning by rote, reading/using Music Braille copies of scores, and ...

The Challenges of Memorization
Canadian Music Educator (2014) Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 47-48

The author discusses a challenge that each sightless student must face regardless of whether he/she is an instrumentalist or vocalist. Committing each score to memory is the hurdle that separates a sightless pupil from his/her peers. Teachers need to understand ...

Precise Advantages of Studying the B Flat Clarinet
Canadian Music Educator (2014) Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 38-39

The author discusses positive, challenging, and enriching issues that are potentially going to arise and occur as a sightless student learns and becomes more confident as a player of the B flat clarinet. Music educators reading this column will gain ...

Inclusion of a Sightless Singer in a Community Choir
Canadian Music Educator (2014) Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 43-44

This article discusses issues that are relevant to a sightless singer's participation in a community choir. Some of these are comparable to situations that are found in school contexts. Much of the examination focuses on the conductor as the one ...

A Sightless Musician's Battle with a Mild Hearing Loss
Canadian Music Educator (2014) Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 38-39

The theme of this paper is to bring forward the issue of a sightless musician with a mild hearing loss; who can be viewed as occupying three connecting positions. These are the practitioner, the teacher, and the performer. Each of ...

Music: A World of Opportunity for Sightless Students
Canadian Music Educator (2013) Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 45

Sightless students are engaged in differing music education contexts. As sighted instructors encounter these varied circumstances, they need to realize and remember specific features of music education relevant to sightless pupils. Leaders should model significant behaviours when other members are ...

The Benefits of Vocal Music Experiences for a Sightless Infant and His/Her Caregivers
Canadian Music Educator (2013) Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 43-44

The topic discussed here is pertinent for a sightless infant whether in the home, and/or when in day-care settings. Vocal music experiences are valuable for a blind child, and impact present and future musical developments. The implementation of the techniques ...