Reading and playing music

Reading sheet music can be very challenging for low vision patients. Low vision patients can certainly play some music they have memorized. However, there likely is a great deal of sheet music that they would like to play again. We do have some suggestions. Placing raised dots on all the "C's" on the piano can help a low vision patient stay oriented on the keys. As usual, we also would recommend a good light right over the piano. Good lighting makes it easier to see both the keys and the sheet music. Lastly, it is also a good idea to get the sheet music sheets enlarged to make it easier to read.

Many of our patients love playing music. With a few changes, they do not have to lose their old friend, the music they love.