QUOTE(jonathanquinn @ Apr 13 2012, 01:25 AM)
Not sure whether this will really help, but take a look at the website of Tam?s ?rdi
. I have heard him performing live in Budapest and I have one of his CDs. He's very good and in Hungary at least he is a huge star, apparently more famous than Andr?s Schiff. I'm not quite sure why he hasn't become more famous in the rest of the world. I suppose somebody must at some point have given him sound advice to the effect that he is better off making his mark as a very talented pianist than achieving vulgar celebrity on the basis of his disability, but I am only guessing. As a fully sighted person who never even managed to take my grade 5 exam I am certainly in awe of what he has achieved, but I imagine he would rather we just think of him as a good pianist rather than as an awe-inspiring blind pianist.
I'm not sure how much you can see, but if you can't read music (I mean can't see the music, not don't understand how to read it) then ?rdi's technique of "recomposition" might be worth looking into.
Hey, thanks for the reply. Really appreciate the links. The guy is inspiring to say the least.
Im quite new when it comes to music in general, im doing some self research at the moment to understand the way sheet music is read but i still dont think i would be able to do much with it infront of me so i am looking in to other methods and waiting to hear back from some piano tutors in my area and see how they feel about the prospect of teaching a complete beginner who is VI.