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Music Education

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information and advice to parents and professionals on music education for blind and partially sighted musicians at all levels, from the earliest signs of interest to advanced studies.

The RNIB "Teaching the national curriculum" series below is a collection of Effective practice guides for education professionals looking for creative ways to teach children with a vision impairment. The guides explore practical approaches to teaching, assessment and obtaining resources for each subject.

We contribute articles on music education to RNIB and external publications.

Gardner’s Trust Braille Music Literacy Awards

RNIB administers the Gardner’s Trust Braille Music Literacy Awards for braille music learners. Entries are invited for the 2022 period, which will run from September 2022 to the end of February 2023. Candidates can apply at any time during this period.

To register your interest, or to find out more, please email: [email protected]

Information for blind and partially sighted candidates taking music exams

The following document summarises the arrangements that are in place with all the major exam boards for blind and partially sighted people wishing to take practical and written music exams. It was updated and re-written in September 2016.

You can order via our Helpline by telephone on 0303 123 9999 or loan a copy by signing into your account on the RNIB Library.