How often are a dyslexic musician’s note-reading abilities affected by his or her dyslexia?

How often are a dyslexic musician’s note-reading abilities affected by his or her dyslexia? Over half of the participants in a University of Michigan study stated that their dyslexia affected their note reading ability, one even comparing reading sheet music to reading another language. This ‘note-blindness’ caused difficulties with rhythm and memorization too. Learning strategies that were effective in their music learning were multi-sensory learning, isolating musical components, and small group or one-on-one instruction—all common strategies used in the academic world to accommodate for students with learning disabilities. You can read more about the study here: http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/latest/research-case-study-learning-strategies-and-recommendations-five-professional-musicians-dysle

I struggled quite a bit with note reading, but I was fortunate to find an instructor who teaches piano in a way that is very dyslexic-friendly. It was simple, fun, fast and low stress. I now play classical music, jazz and blues on the piano and I love it! You can read more about Keys 2 Happiness here:
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