Dancing Dots
Where Music Meets Technology for the Visually Impaired
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Dancing Dots serves blind musicians and their educators through technology and training

Training

Training Events

Introduction

This page describes options for training in the latest music technology for blind and low vision musicians and those who educate the visually impaired.

Call us at 610-783-6692 to discuss your training needs. we will create a customized training plan for you.

Want to sponsor a small-group training in your area? Call to explore the possibilities.

On-site or Online Training to Meet Your Needs

Did you know that Dancing Dots can train you over the internet? We now use excellent tools such as JAWS Tandem and GoToMeeting to connect our desktop to yours with your permission. While we talk over a phone or online connection, we can hear and see what you are doing on your PC and, when necessary, you can see and hear our desktop.

Alternatively, expert trainers from Dancing Dots can travel to your school, office or home to train you.

Whether on-site or online, we have trained both blind and sighted customers throughout the United States and in other countries to:

  • Read magnified print music notation using the Lime Lighter music-reading solution for people with low vision.
  • Read and write braille music
  • Import scores in MusicXML format for automatic conversion to magnified print or talking braille score.
  • scan, edit and transcribe print music into braille
  • Enter, revise and print out their own compositions, arrangements, and music theory assignments in standard print, enlarged print, and/or braille music.
  • Independently produce multi-track sound recordings.

Contact us to schedule your training. Even just one or two hours of training has made a major positive difference for some customers. Call 610-783-6692 or e-mail Dancing Dots for more information and to describe your training needs.

Small-group Training

Most of our small-group trainings are offered at the customer's site. From time to time, we have also offered small-group trainings in the Philadelphia area near our home base.

The daily rate for a group from 2 to 6 participants is $2,200. Call us to discuss rates for larger groups. The customer pays all travel expenses for our trainer.

Alternatively, you can contract with us to receive remote training (sometimes called "Distance Training") at the rate of $150 per hour

One-on-one Training

The rate for on-site One-on-one training is $150 per hour plus travel expenses for our trainer.

The rate for one-on-one remote training for individual consumers is $95 per hour. Institutional rate is $150 per hour.

A Dream Come True

I just want to thank you for making it possible for your trainer to come down and spend some time to teach me how to use CakeTalking for Sonar. What a great time we had! Learning how to use such a wonderful product, which, in turn, allows me to use my Roland keyboard that I've had sitting around, is a dream come true. When I put together a few parts for a portion of one of the songs I had played in church, I experienced a joy that I hadn't felt in a long time. My goal is to learn how to use CakeTalking for Sonar and to be able to use it in future church work.

Thank you again for your hard work in putting together the new system in such a short time and for making the trip possible.

Anne from Atlanta, Georgia
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