Resources for music education

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One of our principles is to always be learning and sharing what we learn. Here you will find some useful resources and links for those working in Music Education.

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education – A document produced in partnership with the Music Education Council and Drake Music Scotland, this brings together a wide range of information about accessible music-making, under one roof. It includes instruments, ensembles, music organisations, teaching approaches and more. Free to download.

We All Make Music GUIDE – For music education hubs, schools, teachers and arts organisations. Tips, advice, links and resources to help you diversify your workforce now, and to support young disabled people to become music leaders in the future. Produced as part of our strategic music education programme Think2020, funded by Youth Music.

Youth Music’s Quality Framework – This is a support tool for music teachers and leaders to deliver high-quality music-making sessions. We worked with Youth Music on the original document to tailor it for use in inclusive music education for those working with young disabled people.

Community of Learning – This is a shared supportive space for teachers and music leaders to learn, explore and ask questions about best practice in inclusive and accessible music education. We have created a group on facebook for music teachers & leaders. We hold this space for teachers and music leaders to meet and share practice, and it’s yours to use in whatever way you find beneficial.

Understanding Disability – This blog series looks at the history of how we understand, talk about and respond to disability. Getting to grips with the different ways of viewing disability can inform your work in many ways.

‘How To’ guides, practical classroom resources and more – Visit our News & Views section to find reflections and resources shared by our Associate Musicians, such as How to improve the accessibility of ThumbJam on the iPad or Kris Halpin’s reflections on his experience of music education as a young disabled person.