An engaging talk about the art of [BRAILLE] with [Matt Weihmuller]
This lecture will feature the experiences of Matt Weihmuller, a visually impaired music instructor and saxophonist in Tampa, Florida. You will learn about Matt’s experience with Braille, how he uses Braille music codes, and the trials and tribulations he encounters as a present-day music teacher instructing blind and sighted students.
About the [ARTIST]: Matt Weihmuller
Matt Weihmuller is a jazz saxophonist from Tampa, Florida. He attended the H.W. Blake High School of the Arts. He then moved to Tallahassee, where he completed his undergraduate education (magna cum laude) and master’s of music degrees at Florida State University.
In 2012, he moved back to Tampa. He has been the jazz and saxophone instructor at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts for the last nine years, including the annual “Jazz Intensive” summer camp furthering students’ improvisational skills.
In addition to his time at the Straz Center, Matt joined the Arts4All Florida organization in 2014. He currently works with the Young Performers Program, which provides instruction for young performers with disabilities. Additionally, matt performs with several groups of varying genres and participates as a speaker or panelist sharing his unique experiences regarding the subject of diverse learning, including several engagements as a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Matt’s greatest personal goal is to champion the cause of increasing Braille literacy for young blind musicians.
Admission is [FREE]
This event is free and open to the public. As a courtesy, we ask that you please help us plan for your arrival by emailing [email protected] to let us know you will attend.
[THANK YOU] and we will see you soon!
Project funded by AARP.