Adapted Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments
GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE TO PLAY PIANO!
Did you know that Charles Ray, well-known blind musician, the founder of soulful music, was not blind by birth and
was not only one of the best piano players but was also a songwriter and singer.
This popular American pianist inspired many other blind and visually impaired musicians to become piano players and achieve a level of expertise.
A few more blind and visually impaired successful musicians include:
Nobuyuk Tsujii, a Japanese pianist, won critics award at the 15th International Frédéric Chopin;
Joaquin Rodrigo, a famous Spanish virtuoso pianist, who was also a composer having written many orchestral and
instrumental compositions for piano, harp, guitar, cello, flute, and violin;
and Kenneth Peter Medema, who began playing the piano when he was five years old, and became a professional
who has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe as a pianist, singer, and songwriter.