Drake Music are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Music Learning Revolution conference in Manchester on Tuesday 18th October 2016.
About the conference:
MLR is a one-day conference for anybody working in music education. It is a call to action to keep relevant, dynamic, inclusive and engaging music learning alive for all young people.
Powered by Musical Futures, the Music Learning Revolution provides a diverse range of talks, workshops and networking opportunities.
With a keynote speech from Huw Stephens and a wide range of exciting topics on the agenda, this year’s conference looks set to be a big success.
About Drake Music’s Open Space Session:
- Time: 11.30am – 12.15pm
- Topic: Imagination and Rigour: How to assess and accredit music in special schools
- Presenters: Jonathan Westrup & Jocelyn Watkins
We are delighted to be presenting a session about Assessment and Accreditation – a topic we have been investigating widely since we launched ‘Compose and Perform: Accredited accessible music course‘ and as part of our Think2020 programme.
Our Education Manager Jonathan will co-present with Jocelyn, Music Co-ordinator at Treloar Special School, on helping teachers to take a fresh look at how they support and recognise musical progress for students with additional support needs.
Music education is finally opening up for disabled musicians in the UK.
Alongside more opportunities to perform, many disabled people are also keen to be accredited and assessed in music but there are currently few options which can truly be considered accessible.
This session will inspire teachers to think about what they can offer their students and will offer some practical advice which can be applied in the classroom.