So one of my students (who I have mentioned before having note reading issues) is definitely dyslexic. She's getting lots of extra help at school and I'd noticed that she was starting to become unhappy in our piano lessons because I keep going on about note names and reading.
She tries her best but quite often it's guesswork.
So I thought I'd take the pressure off. Whilst waiting for my Oglethorpe book to arrive I thought I'd give her a holiday on note reading and try doing more work by ear.
So any tips? We're halfway through First Piano Adventures Book C.
Do I ignore the score and just teach by rote?
Do I do the same as usual but answer my own questions about note names, like a commentary rather than questioning her?
Do I play bits of the piece and then encourage her to figure the notes out herself aurally?
Hope you can help!!