Vijeeth and his dad Vijay tell us about his deafness and learning to play the guitar. Find out more about childhood deafness on our website: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/
This short film is from the MUSE ‘Listening Aloud’ project at New Fosseway and Briarwood Schools in Bristol and Threeways School in Bath (2013). The film shows musical activity in school across different curriculum subjects using a range of simple and affordable music technology that was developed in partnership with teachers throughout the project.
The two short films below are from the MUSE ‘Listening Aloud’ project at New Fosseway School Bristol and Threeways School Bath (2013). The films show musical activity in school using the ‘LooperDooper’ software that was developed in partnership with teachers throughout the project. LooperDooper is designed to be very easy to use and enables pupils to record and play back sounds as repeating ‘Loops’ using switches or a touch screen.
Beverley School is a specialist school and college in Middlesbrough for pupils with Autism and has a very successful school choir. All members of the choir have severe autism with asociated learning difficulties and find singing enjoyable, and motivating. Singing is something that gives them a focus and helps to build confidence and self esteem.
Opera North Education tailored a four week project of singing, song writing and movement work for a class of KS2 children with ASC (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Leeds. The theme of the delivery focused on the Aesop’s Fable of the Crow and the Jug to link with cross-curricular work.
In March of 2013 I attended the Music Education Expo at which I had the opportunity to speak at the Drake Music TeachMeet. I - along with a number of others - had been invited to briefly consider the question: "What does best practice mean for SEN/Disabled children in music education?"
Drawing on my own 25 years of experience of leading workshops in a variety of settings, this 7 minute talk is a whistlestop tour of some of the key issues that I have found to be useful/important in my work - especially when considering the use of technology.
Musical Arc's 'Equal Sound' initiative enables mainstream school children to make music and create art with disabled people within the childrens' own classrooms. Sessions are led by Music Arc practitioners with the disabled volunteers leading sections of the delivery.
In this video the Teacher and Teaching Assistants are doing a ‘call & echo’ singing activity with 5 pupils, during a Drake Music/Sounds Of Intent session at the school. They are using only 1 microphone and when there is a break in the song, it is the pupil’s turn to sing (do the call) and the rest of the group then reply by repeating the sound back (doing the echo).
Natalie is a pupil at Stephen Hawking School in Limehouse, London. In this video she is participating in call and response, singing a song called 'Nanuma', which is a traditional song from Ghana.