Matthew Roze, is an actor, singer, a person who writes songs, soon-to-be drama facilitator and has the gifts of dyslexia and dyspraxia. From younger, he has always been interested in drama and music. He can read music by ear and has studied drama and done drama exams with LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). Check out the song below to get a flavour of his sound:
I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you that you’re not alone if you hide your dyslexia. I did for years and even hid it from my family!! When you’re made to feel an outsider, you feel it and as human beings, we try to mask what is different so we ‘blend’ in. I have met so many people who have chosen to not disclose their hidden disability as they feel it will hinder them in some way.
My goal now is to try and help others realise their potential and shift the cultural perception that dyslexia, dyspraxia and neurodiverse individuals cap performance. When really, utilised in the right way, can boost performance in many ways.
My message is to you all reading this is, embrace your neurodiversity because you will find that more people you know are actually dyslexic and the more visible we are, the more we can change the negative perception.
Guitar workshops for beginners
Leslie Lewis-Walker, singer songwriter, has played and sang with the best. He will be running guitar lessons for beginners, enabling individuals to form simple chords to play some well known songs.
Date: 15th July 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Croydon Library (training room, 2nd floor) – Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Price: Donations – (PWYW) pay what you want (no pressure, just pay what you can or what you think it is worth)
Don’t forget to bring your guitar with you.
For more on Leslie, here is a link: www.instagram.com/leslielewiswalker
In my post ‘Of course, … a course‘, I wrote the following – At times my brain sees and reads something different than what I write. In past posts, I write about my learning disabilities as a child, my internal struggles with myself; it is all here on my blog somewhere. I make mistakes, I […]