Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Finnish teacher focuses on student talent through music

Markku Kaikkonen (left) helps Marko Koivu and other students become skilled musicians, even though they don't read conventional musical notation. Petri Krook/Special to the Christian Science Monitor

A teacher in Finland is using music to focus on the talents of students with special needs, not on their physical or mental disabilities. Markku Kaikkonen uses a teaching technique called "figurenotes," which teaches students to play musical instruments by matching symbols to notes. The Christian Science Monitor

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