Welcome to Music For The Blind
Here you will find over 1100 lessons and courses, for over a dozen instruments,
taught completely “by ear.”
Complete Courses start at only $35!
Song Lessons start at only $10
WOW, this system is awesome. It's the best thing that I've found
since being blind ten years ago, right up there with getting my guide dog,
Ranger. I've spent so much time on it in the last two day that I almost
have “Misty” finished. I've tried to think of a way to play again for so long
and now I have it. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.” - W. Harris
All of his music-education career Bill Brown has been teaching his students to play songs “by ear.” In the early 1990’s he started recording his “by ear” lessons so that his students could take the lessons home and learn more songs at a faster pace. He noticed that this style of learning was of a particular advantage to his visually impaired students.
As these “Guitar by Ear” and “Piano by Ear” song lessons became available through mail-order, he added two beginner courses to his line up of “by ear” offerings - ”Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired,” and “Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired.” Through the use of these “Intro to” courses a beginning student could learn the basics needed to enter Bill Brown’s “by ear” world, even if this student was visually impaired.
The number of “Intro to” courses is now over a dozen and the “by ear” song lesson list keeps growing from it’s current 1100+ mark. On this site you can purchase the courses and lessons on CD or Tape or as downloadable mp3’s.
Courses and Song Lessons by Instrument
I just wanted to thank you for your piano lessons. You do such a great job in teaching them and you make it seem easy. I am so glad you do this for us because trying to find a music teacher is so difficult and expensive. Thank you so much for all you do and keep up the great work!” - Estefani C.
Hear an interview with Bill Brown and him talking about music and his “by ear” teaching method on this podcast with Robert Carter, the Tech Doctor. Play Podcast
This is a link to a podcast interview Bill had with Alvaro Gutierrez of Low Vision Bureau. Play Podcast
You can add me to your list of satisfied customers. I'm 68 years old and I've been trying to teach myself piano for years by using various methods including ones similar to yours with very little success. For little more than the price of the sheet music, I got the music and an instructor too! And, none of this 'Row, row, your boat' or 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' jazz. Its real contemporary music. Anyhow, you can count on me to be back for more.
You can also find our courses and lessons at various government agencies. To see the list go to Government Services Page.
“learn by ear, & play by ear!”
To Contact Us …
Email Us at Music for the Blind
Call us at 1-888-778-1828
Music for the Blind
704 Habersham Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31602