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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Musical Experiences of Blind and Partially-Sighted People (Research Project)

If you're a visually impaired musician, or have any amongst your acquaintance, please take a moment to read about this new research project.

"The Visually-impaired musicians' lives project provides an investigation into the musical practices, participation and learning experiences of blind and partially-sighted people. It is a research project based at the Institute of Education, University of London, in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Royal Academy of Music funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Further information can be found on the project website at

"The project is still running a survey for all types of visually-impaired musicians, including instrumentalists, singers, composers, music teachers and others; whether top professionals, amateurs or beginners. If you have any contacts or know anyone with contacts to visually-impaired musicians you’d be very welcome to forward information about the project and the survey to them.
"The online version of the survey can be accessed at

or via the link on our project homepage.  It is also possible to arrange to complete the survey via telephone or Skype.

Please contact the principal investigator of the project, David Baker, for further details.

Contact details:

Dr David Baker,
"Visually-impaired musicians' lives" project,
Institute of Education, University of London,
20 Bedford Way,
London WC1H 0AL.

Tel: 01753 524740.


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