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We have a broad spectrum of learners in our classrooms, but there are times that we do not always know how to reach students with needs that we don’t fully understand. This presentation will give a basic understanding of Dyslexia and will provide a springboard for ideas to help your students. Music educators leaving this presentation can expect to

  1. Gain a better understanding of how the presentation of colored highlighting can aid students who present traits of dyslexia.
  2. Create a code for students using color coding and fingering notation, based off the open communication of how the student takes in music notation.
  3. Facilitate the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student.

Katie LeSene HeadshotKatie Le Sesne is a master’s degree student in music education at Longy School of Music with an Bachelor of Science in music education from Ball State University. Now in her nineth year of classroom teaching, Katie currently serves as the Orchestra Director at Noblesville West Middle School serving grades 6 through 8. She previously taught Orchestra to grades 5-12. Katie has a passion for fiddle music and has also taught at the Sierra Fiddle Camp in California and the New Harmony Music Festival and School in Indiana.

NAfME presents this live virtual event at no charge to all as a service to the music education profession. To register, you must enter your NAfME member information or create a nonmember account. Members can also view archived NAfME webinars in the NAfME Academy. 

April 2024 Teaching Music

Start Date

December 06, 2023

End Date

December 06, 2023

Start and End Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (ET)


  • Ensembles
  • Special Education

Event Category

  • Live Virtual
  • Webinar


  • Band
  • Instrumental
  • Orchestra

Teaching Levels

  • Elementary
  • Junior/Middle School

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