Since the dawn of the new millennium, Richard Taesch’s courses have successfully guided teachers who may not have had any previous experience with music braille to instruct their students in acquiring the skills of reading and writing it. With his Part III, Taesch addresses the braille music educator directly with the aim of helping that educator to optimize the application of the material presented in parts I and II as well as to equip and challenge them to develop their own materials best suited to the needs of their students.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC FOR THE BLIND STUDENT - Part III - Teacher Training
From the Foreword by Stephanie Pieck, Music Educator, Teacher and Composer who is blind:
“With Part III, the author distills decades of his own experiences of writing about, thinking about, and teaching braille music into a single handbook.”
“Students won't learn well if their teachers are inadequately prepared to teach well. In Part III, Taesch expands his focus while remaining true to his goal: Educate the educators who will guide the next generations of students.”
Mr. Taesch states the objective of his Part III in his prefatory “PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF MUSIC BRAILLE”:
“It is the purpose of this course to inspire a trend towards educational standards that may one day be required for teachers of music braille. Part III packages the training provided in the Part I and II courses into a special curriculum for the educator, and to verify completion thereof.”
“The course is also applicable for students simply wanting to venture further into music braille skills and knowledge beyond that of Part II. Preparation for the more advanced concepts is presented here, and provides some exploration of the piano and jazz series as well. As such, the student becomes his or her own teacher by absorbing the role of an informed educator. It cannot be overstressed that the primary objective here is solely the training of the music braille educator, and not the music transcriber.”
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