This is the final part of my trilogy of blog entries on the subject of multi-outcome projects. In the very short term just gone, we decided to combine the two models of music session that we have been using at CEDA up until now (group / ensemble music making using a combination of mainstream instruments and AMT and 1:1 music production sessions on the aforementioned Assistive Music Technology workstation) into a group recording session.
I’m just coming to the end of a busy term. It feels a bit like when the roundabout starts to slow down – do I feel dizzier now than when we were going full pelt, or more lucid?
This 3 part blog is an opportunity for me to reflect on the challenges and rewards of working in a situation where you are delivering a session for disabled musicians and training staff at the same time.
It’s been a while since I posted, as I have been a bit busy doing all the usual stuff (delivering sessions, going to the studio, parenting etc).
I have just embarked on creating a new accredited course for accessible singing leaders.
CEDA is a centre for SEN/D children and adults in Exeter, Devon. During June & July 2012, Alex Ivanovich, Luke Turner and Jonathan Westrup from DM South West ran a series of five music sessions with adult service users.
P Scales are a format for assessing progress for students who are operating below National Curriculum Level 1. This useful document (which can be downloaded as a pdf file here) […]
We had a final practice on Monday, before the concert on the Wednesday.
When I started working for Drake Music in 2006, Doug Bott (DM South West Coordinator) told me that he had an ambition to see students who use communication aids singing in a mainstream choir.