Introduction

Title of Project: Orchestral musicians with dyslexia - exploring the challenges and advantages.

Name of researcher: Craig White

Estimated completion time: c. 3-5 minutes

Thank you for your interest in taking part in my research project, undertaken as part of my Master’s research, under the supervision of Dr. Neta Spiro and Dr. Tania Lisboa. The purpose of this questionnaire is to find out how the symptoms of dyslexia may influence the experience of playing in orchestras.

To take part in this survey you must be:

- 18 years old or over

- have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia from an educational psychologist, a clinical psychologist, or a specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate.

- consider yourself to be an experienced orchestral musician (e.g. performing regularly at professional, semi-professional or national youth orchestra level)


Consent

Your completion of this questionnaire is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time if you wish. However, by submitting a questionnaire, you are giving your informed consent to participate in my research.

Confidentiality

The data you provide will be anonymous and confidential (not disclosed to anyone else). I may publish reports based on my findings, but you will not be identifiable from the data included.

Any information that you provide for the purposes of the research will be stored securely as follows with the Royal College of Music's GDPR for up to 10 years. At the end of the period your data will be destroyed.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Conservatoires UK Research Ethics Committee.

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