CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with Anastasia Buettner-Moore

blind piano student

Have you ever been asked to teach a blind piano student? What did you say?

It’s tempting to say no – not because we don’t want to teach them – but because we feel unprepared. But there is no degree in teaching piano to the visually impaired (that I know of) and if we don’t teach them they might be left to fend for themselves.

Anastasia Buettner-Moore

Anastasia didn’t shy away from this challenge, she embraced it. She has been teaching a blind piano student for several years now, and she’s here today to help us all feel confident diving in too.


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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • What prompted Anastasia to take on a visually impaired student
  • How teaching a blind piano student is different and how it’s the same
  • How braille music notation works
  • What supports are out there for blind piano students
  • How you can get started teaching visually impaired students

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