Braillebeats

Music

The core of the program is the Residential Intensive held each summer at the Lion's Bear Lake Camp in Lapeer, Michigan. The program is open to visually impaired students across the nation.

Music classes include:

  • Music theory and history
  • Physics of sound
  • Music notation (including Braille music)
  • Keyboarding
  • Ear and rhythm training
  • Learning good practice habits
  • Concert prep
  • Scale olympics
  • Solo and ensemble performance
  • Vocal music.

Exposure to different types of musical instruments, music styles and career options is also included through interaction with a variety of special guests and presenters. Students have opportunities for recording, including multi-track recording.

The 2013 theme was "World Music". Highlights of that year's program was the midweek Talent Night and the end of the week Celebration Recital.