What is music for? In a recent Q&A for the upcoming NAME conference, Dick Hallam, National Music Participation Director, was asked why he believed music education is important for all […]
Bradley, our pilot student for our NOCN ‘Introduction to Music’ Course, successfully passed last week (four units, all at Level 1) This is obviously a significant achievement for him personally, […]
We recently received a very generous donation, made in memory of Jason Morris, to support the development of Drake Music’s Curriculum Development Initiative.
(* Apologies to Bill Clinton campaign strategist James Carville) What is holding back increased participation and accreditation in music for disabled/SEN students in this country? It’s not the lack of […]
Working as the Business Development Associate I’m really pleased to see this fab new website up and running.
The music department in my first music teaching job in Bristol was situated on the second floor, not much use for students using wheelchairs (nor for delivery firms bringing up […]
Newspapers and magazines are fond of making lists of films that you absolutely, completely, without fail must see if you are ever to show your face in polite society again. […]
I’m currently attempting to establish some dialogue with the major UK examining bodies around access issues for disabled musicians to GCSE, but it has not been completely plain sailing; navigating the jungle that is customer care, epic adventures through middle and upper departmental management structures, before, finally, many weeks of waiting for that elusive email…
The recent experience of presenting on the Drake CDI at the NAME conference (enough acronyms?) has left us with food for thought.
The three priorities for the CDI right now are ‘communication, communication, communication’ (apologies, of sorts, to T. Blair)…