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New BARD Additions–March & April 2019

Read about the braille music scores and books that we’ve added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) during the past two months!

Piano Lessons Made-to-Measure: An Interview with Dr. Leslie Jones About Teaching Visually Impaired Students, Part 2

This is the second part of my interview with Dr. Leslie Jones. DK: What tools and skills should these students be taught in order for them to be successful independent learners? LJ: Learning the language of any musician: music theory—pitch, rhythm, keys; using the measure numbers as points of reference in rehearsals, lessons and practice. […]

Piano Lessons Made-to-Measure: An Interview with Dr. Leslie Jones About Teaching Visually Impaired Students, Part 1

This blog is intended as a resource for sighted music teachers who may feel intimidated by the thought of accepting blind or visually impaired (VI) students into their studio due to lack of knowledge of how to best serve these students. Recently, I reached out to Dr. Leslie Jones, who has been serving as the […]

Music from the Movies

Although the 91st Academy Awards ceremony took place more than a week ago, we wanted to highlight some of the more famous film music and film-related music we have in the NLS Music collection! A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on composer Nino Rota, who, in addition to his film scores (Godfather, […]

From Anderson to Zaninelli: Audio Lessons for Classical Singing

Learn to sing classical art songs and arias with audio lessons available from the NLS Music Section!