[Ohio-talk] Braille Music

Kaiti Shelton kaiti.shelton at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 16:53:28 UTC 2017

Hi Lisa and all,

This student used to work on Braille music with Paula but has not since her retirement. They were initially asking me to step in but seemed interested in finding someone local once I mentioned I wil be moving to Cleveland soon. From what they have told me they are still working on recognizing different rhythmic values (half notes, eighth notes, etc) so it sounds like they recognize pitches but not rhythms or other symbols fluently yet. 

Kaiti Shelton

> On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:49 PM, Lisa Hall via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi Kaiti,
> Many years ago when I lived in Louisiana, I learned music braille when I started taking piano lessons in the fourth grade around age 11. A couple of years later I think, I started selecting my instruments to play in a concert band. I experimented with the clarinet, oboe, French horn and finally settled on the flute. I also play piccolo as well. In high school, I sang in the choir and the lyrics for the music was brailled by our music instructor.
> I still remember after all these years how to read braille music. I also took Hadley's Braille music course in which I had to play back various exercises in the book. Back then it was on tape.
> I am sure the way music is presented have not changed much, but to play back music and record it in another medium have changed.
> I'm not sure how much help this student needs. Paula Jordan used to teach piano lessons here in Cincinnati at Cincinnati Association for the Blind. Since she had retired, I'm not sure if she is doing the teaching from her home now. I would have to contact her. If you need her contact information, write to me privately at lhall007 at cinci.rr.com and I'll give it to you.
> Sincerely,
> Lisa Hall
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