DM Education

DM Education aims to increase opportunities for disabled people to be accredited or formally assessed in music at every level. These web-pages are designed to 'join the dots' between information that's scattered throughout the country. So please register for an account to share, discuss or search for info about:

If you would like to contact us about any aspect of DM Education or the Introduction to Music course, please email dmed@drakemusic.org

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Jonathan Westrup is Drake Music's National Manager for Learning & Participation. Keep up to date with the latest developments via his blog, or follow Jonathan on Twitter.

Special schools must have a voice at the table

27. January 2014 - 13:59

Ofsted’s failure to visit special schools in their recent report undermines the vision laid out in the National Plan.

Videos are changing the discussion around SEND and music

19. August 2013 - 9:28

A key issue for music hubs working to meet the needs of SEND children and young people is: what does effective practice look/ sound like?

Teachers commonly assimilate new ideas, share resources and reflect upon their own practice by observing other teachers in their department. This is not so straightforward for music teachers working solo, nor their ‘community music’ colleagues (don’t schools operate in the community…?)

And especially not so the relatively few teachers and musicians working exclusively in the SEND ‘sector’ who are typically out there delivering on a limb.

Current issues in music education: Reflections from Drake Music

23. April 2013 - 10:05

Drake Music had a strong presence at the Music Education Expo held in London on March 20/21 with no less than six of our Associate Musicians either attending sessions or delivering Teachmeets and presentations. The needs and musical interests of SEN/ Disabled people have historically never been so firmly on the music education agenda and Drake Music's active participation in a range of debates and seminars demonstrates our commitment to keeping the spotlight shining on SEND and music.

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