Exploring the Musical Interests and Abilities of the Visually Impaired
Exploring the Musical Interests and Abilities of the Visually Impaired
Train-the-Trainers Programme
Start Time
9:30 am
Face-to-Face Seminar
Free Admission
2 hours

Meet the UK music expert transforming VI students in exploring their music abilities

On 9 July 2024, Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired (ESHVI) invites Professor Ockelford, and as part of the “Ebenezer Jockey Club Music Odyssey: Train-the-Trainers programme”, to unveil the musical interests and abilities of the visually impaired. Meet the master of this field who is reshaping the future of Visually Impaired students in their learning abilities through music. Register now to get acquainted with this master for sharing his innovative creations and unique insight and perspectives.

About the speaker - Professor Adam Ockelford

About the speaker - Professor Adam Ockelford : Mr Ockelford is a Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. He serves as Secretary and Trustee of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE), the Founder and Chair of Trustees for The Amber Trust - a charity that supports blind children in their pursuit of music. He has worked with young people who are blind or partially sighted for over the last 40 years, at Linden Lodge School in Wandsworth and the RNIB, and has researched and written widely on how visual impairment affects children’s developing musicality. His longest-standing student is Derek Paravicini, who is blind, autistic and has learning disabilities, now as one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation.

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