This course focuses on working with Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. Well explore some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them.
Saturday 3rd November 10-4 at Goldsmiths SE14 6NW
Community Music Practice can take many forms singing in a choir, making beats on a computer, improvising as a group, exploring technology as a means to self-expression, songwriting, soundscape work and more. Each different way of engaging with music can have personal, social and collective benefits. To gain the greatest benefit Community Music interactions need to be led by people with a range of musical, communication and other skills, as well as an understanding of the context , and the people you are working with. This workshop will enable you to develop your own skill set, as well as providing a range of activity tools that can facilitate Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs who face challenging circumstances to engage in creative and participatory music activities.
This course is ideal for you if you are:
youth worker who would like to develop this skillset
music leader already practising in the field
music service tutor
musician who would like to explore this field
a teaching assistant or teacher working in a Care environment
No formal skill level is required but to gain the most out of this workshop, we would expect you to possess a good level of either formal or informal music experience.