We are delighted to announce that the free guide to accessible music education in the UK is now ready to download!
Drake Music & Drake Music Scotland have collaborated together with the Music Education Council’s working group for Additional Support Needs to create The Short Guide To Accessible Music Education.
The aim is to create a simple ‘one stop shop’ for organisations, resources, venues, assistive music technology and instruments for inclusive approaches to music education.
What is “The Short Guide To Accessible Music Education”?
The first edition is a prototype to test the hypothesis that a downloadable guide would be a useful tool for the sector. It comes in the form of a simple PDF with content covering:
- Music organisations and music charities
- Teaching and Learning
- Instruments and Ensembles
- Professional Development
- Social Media
- Accessible music venues and performances
Who is The Guide for?
The Short Guide To Accessible Music Education is aimed at everyone working in music ed to make it easy to learn about inclusivity. We think it will be useful for:
- Music teachers & leaders working in SEN/D and ASN settings
- Music teachers & leaders working in mainstream settings
- Music Education Hub staff
- Arts & music organisations
- Parents looking for inclusive music making opportunities
- Schools & community groups
- Local councils
- Music education organisations
- Universities and trainee teachers
Where can I get The Guide?
The Guide is free to download here:
It offers an overview of the sector and this first edition is intended as a starting point to creating a fully comprehensive guide in the future, if that would be useful.
Read more about it in this blog post by Jonathan Westrup on the Youth Music network website.