Vaughan music method to be patented |

Vaughan music method to be patented

When David Vaughan, a Nevada County resident for the past decade, taught his first two daughters to read music more than 15 years ago, he used the conventional methods he learned while pursuing a music education degree from North Texas State University.

Vaughan, who teaches music through Sierra College, was dissatisfied with how long he had to wait to start teaching children to read music. He began working on ways to communicate the most basic concepts earlier, he said.

He knew the language aptitude peak was years earlier than the age at which most school music programs began teaching real notation. He believed he could find a way to make the music language more accessible to younger children.

The result is the soon-to-be-patented “Vaughan Keyboard,” which is one of two key components of his new approach, which he calls “the Music Method.” The method is aimed at equating a simple numbering system with music reading.

For information, Vaughan can be reached at (530) 263-7399, or check the Sierra College fall catalogue for his course.

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