I first encountered Matthew Nealis around five years ago, when he arrived as a member of the newly-founded Young DaDa Ensemble, a weekly inclusive musical group for young people. Matthew […]
I recently co-delivered a Ramp It Up! in Birtenshaw School in Bolton, alongside Fil Hill. Fil has written a blog post that gives a good overview of our experience at […]
This film documents a project that brings together a number of elements that make the work of Drake Music so powerful. The use of Assistive Music Technology (AMT) is a […]
From the 24th to the 29th August 2015 myself and fellow Drake Music Associate Musicians Caro Churchill and Fil Hill worked on a project called Summer Soundtrackers at Z-Arts in […]
I recently finished delivering a series of Ramp It Up! Sessions at Pictor School in Timperley, alongside fellow Associate Musician Mike Heath. The school itself was very welcoming, and the […]
For this latest blog post I am looking back at the work I did earlier in the year at Abbots Lea at Matthew Arnold, helping to introduce the Sounds of Intent musical assessment framework.
I was recently involved in a week-long project for Drake Music at Springwood Heath primary school in Liverpool. Springwood Heath is a school that caters for both mainstream pupils and those with a variety of needs, and for this project a team of four Drake Music associates were working alongside 19 pupils to develop and perform a production of Hansel & Gretel.
Having just completed my first RAMP It Up! course as an Associate Musician, here are some thoughts and reflections on the experience from a first-timer.