So, this is exciting. I'm starting a new guest blog, right here at Drake Music. I love to blog, and I flippin' well love Drake Music; what could be better?
I'm not just being cute here. I love DM. They are making the once impossible possible. For musicians with disabilities, they are changing lives. Their support has certainly changed mine. Without DM, I would never have met so many amazing and interesting people, and I'd probably have given in to that "you can't" voice long ago.
As a musician and workshop leader with an understanding of music as a process, a state of mind, and a tool for growth, I believe that focussing too much on the 'final product' of a project can sometimes be counter-productive.
Today I spoke to Gawain Hewitt who is National Programme Manager for Research and Development at Drake Music. This is the first in a series of blog posts where we will explore Drake Music’s R&D work, what is involved with it and all the exciting news and developments we have to share.
Gawain works closely with a community of developers, hackers, coders, makers and some musicians to support and stimulate the development of new accessible music technology.
Drake Music team meeting at their head office in London.
After two and a half years my contracted work with Drake Music, providing social media support, has come to an end. To reflect on my time, and work, for the organisation I agreed with Drake Music CEO Carien Meijer to write a piece looking at what we had achieved.
Luckily, I have been narrating my work so you can see all of my approach through my blog posts. They are all listed here.