Annals of Dyslexia

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 185–202

Dyslexia and musical notation


  • Leonore Ganschow
    • Miami University
  • Jenafer Lloyd-Jones
    • Miami University
  • T. R. Miles
    • University of Wales
Part II The Many Faces Of Dyslexia

DOI: 10.1007/BF02648161

Cite this article as:
Ganschow, L., Lloyd-Jones, J. & Miles, T.R. Annals of Dyslexia (1994) 44: 185. doi:10.1007/BF02648161


The authors examine the difficulties experienced by dyslexic musicians in the formalized study of music, in particular, musical notation. They describe case studies from the literature and from personal interviews they conducted with musicians about their educational histories, musical weaknesses and strengths, and successful compensatory strategies. The authors make instructional suggestions for educators and musicians with dyslexia on how to use multisensory approaches to teach musical notation.

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© The Orton Dyslexia Society 1994