New York Blind Bell Choir TRAINING IS FREE to all Blind, Deaf-Blind, and Visually Impaired participants. Auditions Times (and Training Times) are scheduled for November 16, 17th, and 18th. The specific times and places will be listed on this page as of November 1st, 2018. If you have any questions, please email us from this website or call 702-518 5805.
For the first time in history, Blind and Deaf-Blind music lovers can NOW play music with very little training (similar to Kodaly's HAND-SIGN Method he used in the 1977).
ARBECY's "Wireless Music Notes" represents a dream come true for many populations experiencing physical, mental, and developmental challenges. In the mid 1950's, Kodaly used hand signs to train music reading & music performance at a quicker pace than traditional methods. Today, ARBECY utilizes "TACTILE STIMULATION" to communicate musical notes to Blind and Deaf Blind Bell Choir Members.
ARBECY represents a "Paradigm Shift" in music training, music reading and music performance. By utilizing "Wireless Music Notes", the use of visual music notes are eliminated while opening the door to new Blind and Deaf-Blind populations. (See ARBECY STORY regarding Mary Anne's inspirational history with ARBECY)
In addition, Arbecy also enables many populations to enjoy performing music in "ONE ACTIVITY"....... ALL Together..... AT THE SAME TIME without regard for normality or physical, developmental, or medical challenges.
Families can now enjoy participating in an Arbecy activities with family members who are normally isolated due to their blindness (or other challenges). For the first time in history, music lovers that were normally excluded from reading and performing music can now do both with very little music training (similar to the way Kodaly's Hand Sign Method made music performance accessible to many populations in the mid 1950's).
Finally, "ARBECY MUSIC TRAINING" uses wireless music notes that are similar to "cell phone notification vibrations" used in cell phones throughout the world. These vibrations are the "Tactile Representation" of music notes traditionally read by musicians using music manuscript. At various levels of ARBECY Music Training, these vibrations also resemble "morse code" vibrational signals. This enables the participant to play several notes required in a musical presentation.