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SEN and Piano = hitting a brick wall

Discussion in 'Music' started by veh01, May 7, 2011.

  1. I've been privately teaching piano for 3 years now, but I have a pupil at the moment who gets the letter names of the notes completely muddled! - It's as if there is a mirror between the treble clef and the bass clef and the pupil continues to mix "d" and "b"; "a" and "e" ....etc. I'm thinking that this pupil has dyslexia, but none of my teaching strategies are working!!! Getting very dis-heartened!!!!! Any suggestions would be REALLY appreciated!

    P.s I spent 20 minutes explaining how two quavers added together to equal one crotchet beat....to the same pupil..... MEGA NIGHTMARE!!!

    What am I doing wrong? [​IMG]
  2. LennoxBerkeley

    LennoxBerkeley New commenter

    Buy them a drum. Lennox.
  3. This worked REALLY well, thank you very much for the advice. My piano pupil now knows her notes inside out!!! I made her an animal chart and made a rhyme (really a story to be honest) for the animals/notes in the "treble circus" and the "bass circus" - she absolutely loved it. So was just letting you know how I got on, thanks again! :)
  4. Get'em to sing everything they play.

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