Join us from 10 AM – 1 PM on Wednesday, February 27th for two free presentations by Lynn Godfriaux Maloy at Schmitt Music Denver.
10:00 AM – “Dyslexia and the Keyboard: When Students Can’t Read”
This presentation discusses issues surrounding elementary, intermediate, high school, and college piano students with reading problems, and addresses non-traditional teaching approaches.
11:30 AM – “Dyslexia: Recognizing the Invisible and How Teachers Can Help”
We’ll cover the myths and facts about dyslexia; the “3 camps” in the medical and educational fields concerning whether dyslexia is a correctable or a permanent problem; issues in this country with it being defined as a disability; international issues with diagnosis and special educational support; and how music teachers (piano, instrumental, classroom) might recognize and help students with dyslexia.
Lynn Godfriaux Maloy is a nationally and state-certified piano teacher through MTNA and CSMTA. Lynn received her music degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied pedagogy under Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk. Her applied teachers have included Dr. Digby Bell and Dr. Edward Gates (OU); Dr. Keith Walliingford; and Alvin Chow (CU Boulder). She is a member of MTNA, CSMTA, PPMTA, AMS, and the recently inducted CS Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Lynn presented part one of her dyslexia lecture at the CSMTA State Convention in 2011 and will be presenting both sessions at the 2013 MTNA National Convention. In 2010, she published The Well-Tempered Poet: 24 Pictures and Poems, which is available online through Amazon, Authorhouse, and major book sellers.