Years ago I decided to have my three children take piano lessons. I had one problem. I had become aware that my kids were dyslexic through testing at their school and learning to play the piano could be difficult for them. I went ahead anyway and in the process learned some fascinating aspects about being dyslexic and learning to play the piano or any instrument.
To begin here is a list of Dyslexia issues you might find with a student having difficulty learning music. If your student has many or all of these problems you might want to have the student assessed for Dyslexia:
“3. Commonly reported difficulties with music
- Difficulties in the reading of music, particularly sight-reading without adequate
- Aural tests, particularly those involving memory, such as dictation.
- The understanding and production of written material (text/language and music).
- Work in music theory: understanding and de-coding information; organisation of
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