Jonathan Westrup is Drake Music's National Manager for Learning & Participation, with over-all responsibility for DM Education. Follow his blog and tweets to keep up to date with the latest developments.
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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.read more
DM TeachMeet: 11am - 12.30pm Thursday 21st March 2013.Speakers confirmed so far - but please feel free to email me with a topic or simply turn up on the day!1.David Ashworth (freelance music educator) 'Non-musical barriers to SEND music provision'2. Jonathan Westrup (Drake Music) 'Introduction to Music – an accessible music course for SEND (and all)students'3. Gary Day (Drake Music)'Understanding accessibility functions on the iPad'4. Michael Dollan (Sage Gateshead/ Drake Music)read more
Now, if you are a hub who is currently delivering pitch-perfect strategic thinking and delivery when it comes to music and SEN/Disabled (SEND) students...that's excellent news and please share the ways in which your programme is effective via Drake Music's Spotlighting initiative (#dmspot)For the rest of us mortals...read onread more