Have you ever been asked to teach a blind piano student? What did you say?
It’s tempting to say no – not because we don’t want to teach them – but because we feel unprepared. But there is no degree in teaching piano to the visually impaired (that I know of) and if we don’t teach them they might be left to fend for themselves.
Anastasia didn’t shy away from this challenge, she embraced it. She has been teaching a blind piano student for several years now, and she’s here today to help us all feel confident diving in too.
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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.