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Mi.Mu Gloves - Introduction & How To

19. March 2015 - 10:39

Hello, lovely people, you! 

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. 

#DM20 Commission - The Day of the Music

18. March 2015 - 21:08
Deaf Musicians playing balafons Deaf Musicians playing balafons

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.

What works for Music Hubs and SEND music provision? Some ideas...

13. March 2015 - 10:52

So, why did Drake Music organize a Teachmeet focused on SEND music and music hubs at the Music Ed Expo 2015?                                          

Research & Development news from Drake Music

24. February 2015 - 15:27

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.

Sowing seeds and nurturing connections at Drake Music

23. February 2015 - 12:14
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.

Mi.Mu Musical Gloves

28. January 2015 - 12:03

 Imogen Heap and group of people posing for camera with Mi Mu Gloves

Our Research and Development team have been working on an exciting project with musician Kris Halpin in recent months.

'On the Go' with Matthew Halsall & Drake Music - a work-in-progress sharing

20. January 2015 - 14:25


STUN theatre space at Z-arts 

335 Stretford Road 
M15 5ZA 

Monday, 23 February 2015 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

Exchanging Notes: A New Model of Peripatetic Music Lessons

6. January 2015 - 20:50
Exchanging Notes: A New Model of Peripatetic Music Lessons

Exchanging Notes is a Youth Music funded, 4 year project between Drake Music, Ealing Music Partnership and Belvue School, working with young people with SEND at KS3/4 with moderate or severe learning difficulties, and particularly those facing disabling barriers

Exchanging Notes: Balancing Formal and Non-formal Outcomes, Delivery and Assessment

4. January 2015 - 17:42
A Venn Diagram of three animal musicians and their overlapping attributes.

 “ Conflict, difference of opinion, is the very essence of music: in the balance, in the dynamic, in the way that the music is written... Music teaches us our capacity to bring all the different elements together in a sense of proportion so that they lead to a sense of a whole, and this is what I feel in my own subjective way is one of the main lessons that I have learned from music” - Daniel Barenboim

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