Webinar for Music Teachers

You’ve Got It Backwards:

The Strengths of the Dyslexic Student with Olivia Grace Colomaio

USA: Friday 15th, March 2024, 10am Eastern
Europe: Friday 15th, March 2024, 2pm London
Australia: Saturday 16th, March 2024, 1am Melbourne


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Celebrate the unique and innate strengths of students with dyslexia, discover accommodations for success in music lessons, and explore visual examples of the dyslexic perspective.

Accommodations such as score modification and deemphasis on reading will be discussed, as will the strengths of the dyslexic brain, such as visuospatial cognition, aural skills, and intrinsic motivation. With this knowledge, teachers will be able to adapt their teaching to develop a more inclusive studio.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll discover:

📚 The natural strengths and talents of dyslexic individuals, from heightened spatial reasoning to unconventional learning approaches.
🎶 How dyslexics excel in professions like mechanics, engineers, surgeons, and skilled artisans, thanks to their unique cognitive abilities.
📚 The power of multi-sensory learning techniques and improvisation in music instruction to foster freedom and comfort for dyslexic students at the piano.


Who is this online webinar for?

This online webinar is for all music teachers with students of any age level.

Will the online webinar be recorded?

Of course! If you can’t attend the live session, the replay video will be available in the TopMusicPro Academy.

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Webinar Host

Tara Wright

Tara Wright has nearly two decades of experience as a music educator and is the founder of Melodic Mentors where she creates resources and inspires other music educators by combining her expertise in running successful music schools with her background in web design, wedding planning, and ostrich farming. She is also the Community Manager of TopMusicPro.

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Olivia Grace Colomaio

Olivia Grace Colomaio (Bradstreet) is a pianist, accompanist, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She teaches lessons in piano, accompanying, composition, and music theory, and she loves teaching students of all ages, interests, experience levels, and backgrounds! Olivia also enjoys accompaning various choral ensembles, both for USC and for the community. Originally from Bath, NY, she earned her master’s in piano pedagogy and performance from Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, KY), and her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Roberts Wesleyan University (Rochester, NY). In her previous studies, Olivia was the recipient of the Meskimen Piano Scholarship each year she was at CU, and she was awarded the Theodore Presser Scholarship during her junior year at Roberts. She served as an Adjunct Professor of Piano on the Roberts music department faculty as well as serving on the Roberts Community Music School faculty for two years until she moved to Columbia to continue her education at USC. Her research focuses on discovering and providing resources for students with dyslexia and other forms of neurodivergence. Olivia currently resides in Lexington, SC, with her husband Bailey, their 65-pound American Staffordshire Terrier, Lonnie, and their 9-pound Chiweenie, Fern.