Written by Administrator
A one-day course for music professionals who are interested in working within Special Educational Needs and Disability settings, suitable for any genre or instrument. The course aim is for participants to gain an understanding of how music can be used to support communication and interaction for children with SEN/D, and to feel confident planning and leading musical activities in SEN/D settings.
Venue: Folk Arts Oxford, 17a Crawley Mill, Witney, OX29 9TJ
Date: 25th September 2018
Cost: £120 including lunch
Research suggests that musical ability is innate in all of us; even children who struggle to engage or communicate verbally can react in amazing ways to a musical experience. You don’t need to be a Music Therapist to work with children and adults with Special Needs - you just need to have patience, compassion, and an ability to react to your environment.
This course will take you through the basics of working in SEN/D; from communication basics, and using your instrument as a multi-sensory experience, to understanding how to take the lead from the participants, and planning a range of activities. You’ll also learn a few useful Makaton signs - a communication system often used in SEN/D settings.
An introduction to communicating with Makaton
Using simple songs to support learning outcomes
Music as a sensory experience
Taking your lead from the participants
How to pitch the difficulty level
Planning a session
This is a one day course with lunch included.
For more information and booking please see https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/252541/taking-music-in-to-send-settings
Written by David Rogers
National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days
Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?
Play an instrument confidently?
Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?
Sign up for a free place at one of our Sampler Days in May/June 2018.
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble
Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument.
All playing and learning will be done by ear.
These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process. Click here to find out more about auditioning.
To register for a Sampler Day, click on your preferred date and fill in the form:
Saturday 26 May 2018
Royal Northern College of Music
Sunday 27 May 2018
The National Centre for Early Music
Monday 28 May 2018
Thursday 31 May 2018
Friday 1 June 2018
Cecil Sharp House
Saturday 2 June 2018
Sunday 3 June 2018
Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms