Just back from a pleasant afternoon playing for a local club where many members have (or know a family member who has) a visual impairment. I was telling them about the free on-line music lessons we now offer for those who want to learn to play keyboard, especially designed for those who are losing or have lost their sight. One of the audience suggested I produce some posters about it, and she would take them to the local blind clubs, doctors surgeries, libraries and so on. What a great idea!
These lessons grew out of a series of courses Tony and I ran with the RNIB, when we were teaching people who had just lost their sight to take up the wonderful new hobby of keyboard playing. When the RNIB were financially forced to close their hotels, the courses had to end. We decided to turn the idea into a series of CDs under the title "A Keyboard at your Fingertips". Now modern technology means we can distribute the courses more widely by these free on-line lessons, which can be used at the computer, downloaded to mp3 players or burned to CDs for convenience.
I funded the project by giving mini concerts and selling CDs to local groups such as WIs, Probus Clubs etc. A lot of people have made it possible by their kindness and generosiity. Would you be able to help by printing off a poster or two and spreading the word in your area? It will be wonderful if you can. If you're using a PC, please right-click on the picture of the poster above, select "save picture as" and store it in your chosen location on your computer, ready to print off. If you're using another device, I'm not so sure what you do, but I can try to find out if you're stuck! Thank you.