RK Vocal Studio

Multi - Sensory Learning

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Rebecca Keogh | Uncategorized

Having completed 'Music & Dyslexia', a level 2 certified course, back in November, I was inspired to create some more multi-sensory teaching tools. ‘Smiley arpeggios’ for my singers and keyboardists & ‘Smiley Chords’ for my partners guitar students. 

We have all been in a situation where we didn't fully understand, or understand at all, something that was being explained to us 1 way, but another way might make a bit more sense. Well multi sensory learning is a way to demonstrate ideas and information to a much broader spectrum of learner types. Students of all ages can benefit from this teaching style. It makes it more fun and interesting for student and teacher!

No student should feel they cant do something just because the way it has been explained in the past to them didn't appeal to their learning type. There is something for everyone with a multi sensory approach.

If you don't know your learning preference, google ‘VARK’ (Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic) test and do a quiz to find out. I did it and Im almost 50% Visual and 50% Kinaesthetic, which means I’m probably not very good at learning in a lecture hall type setting where I have to ‘Listen’ to retain information. Made so much sense to me as I always joke about how bad my memory is for names and other info that calls for good auditory skills.

Let me know if you try it and if like me, you were not surprised at the results.

Useful links

Guitar and Bass Lessons with Stephen McGrath 

British Dyslexia Association

VAK Test