Hi I'm writing this to other teachers who are familiar with the idea of 'learning styles' - as the theory goes, we all have a particular way we prefer to learn. Some of us are auditory, some are tactile/kinaesthetic, some are visual. I taught a student and then his father last week. The son is a good student, very enthusiastic and has a great ear. Like a lot of students with a good ear he's not as motivated to use written materials, which means that in the long run he could be held back. I said this to the father. His father coaches and had some experience with learning styles and said, well that's because he's an auditory learner. It wasn't a serious conversation but it reminded me of this 'learning styles' thing. It was involved in my teacher training when I did a short course on how to teach, but it was largely based on classroom learning, and also, I would be lying if I said I used it a lot. Some of the other things being talked about on the course and presented as new ideas were for example the idea that you have two brain hemispheres which think differently, which I have read in a book written in the 1940s called 'The psychology of music' by Percy Buck so it's hardly a new idea. That and 'drink lots of water'. So I treated it as a bit of educational pseudoscience. But do other teachers take this into account when making lesson plans, and find it gets good results? I've found that playing an instrument is a natural mix of auditory, tactile and visual elements, and I would tend to expect students to use their strengths but also tackle their weaknesses (in a relaxed way..) rather than me consciously pander to them. Do any teachers have opinions on this subject?