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“His rhythm has always been just amazing, like being able to pick up the hardest Latin rhythms after one listen-through, which most people can’t do at all,” says Ryan McCurry, back, who has been giving Zach Thompson piano lessons at Katzin Music & Studios for three years. Zach, who has been blind since birth and has some learning disabilities, is also taking drum lessons at the Stillwater Foundation.
To accommodate Zach Thompson’s visual impairment, Ryan McCurry, right, says he is experimenting with using stickers as a learning tool to help Zach find the right notes. McCurry uses the terms “lower” keys and “higher” keys in place of “white” keys and “black” keys.
“We’ve had to learn together how to make this work,” says Ryan McCurry, who has been giving Zach Thompson piano instruction for three years.
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