Certainly! There are many other skills more important to musical performance than reading notes. As I teacher I start with where a person is and begin working with the person’s strengths. Often a person may have abilities which are incredible assets, such as a fine sense of rhythm, a good ear, a fantastic ability to memorize patterns, a great work ethic when it comes to practicing– the list goes on. Each person has a combination of strengths which are unique, and in my teaching I emphasize strengths. Reading notes is just one skill that musicians can possess.