Dyslexia and the Music Teacher
Becki Tapia Laurent
“Hi! I’d like piano lessons for my child with dyslexia. I hear that music is good for this condition.” Did you panic a little when you read that? Dyslexia is a very misunderstood condition. But music teachers are in a unique position to help mitigate its effects. Music teachers can literally rewire the brain of a dyslexic person! Five years ago, I did a deep dive into neurology and how the brain learns, and dyslexia was the condition that surprised me the most! I had no idea how totally misinformed I was and I’m on a mission to help teachers! Join me as we discuss dyslexia: what it is and what it isn’t and strategies to help you help them!
Becki Laurent is a private music teacher, blogger, author, guest lecturer for local, state, and national conferences. She is currently located in Texas where she is the owner of a large music school with over 400 students. An employee of Simply (formerly JoyTunes) Becki began adding technology to her private lessons in 1993 and continues to stay on the leading-edge using technology to teach and make music. ADHD is her superpower!
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