Programme Announcement: We All Make Music


We are very pleased to announce programme details for our forthcoming We All Make Music event.

Friday 9th March 2018 will be a day of inspiring debate, sharing, networking, action and creation.

Join us for a very different music education event as we examine and imagine the future of the Music Education sector.

Booking closes 12pm, 23rd Feb 2018.

Book now to guarantee your place.


Programme Overview

Illustration by Lewis Heriz with the words We All Make Music and colourful abstract instruments and people


10am – 10.30am – Registration & networking (refreshments provided) 

10.30am – 11am – Introductions

  • Introductions (Carien Meijer & Douglas Noble)
  • Putting the current music ed climate in context (Jonathan Westrup)

Understand it

11.00 – 11:30am Getting to grips with the ideas

  • The Barriers – An Intro to the Social Model (Daryl Beeton)
    We can’t tackle a whole day of Disability Equality Training in one session, but with a quick overview of the Social Model we can give you a place to start and get us all on the same page.

Do it

Illustration of abstract figure with megaphone11.30 – 12.30am  – Choose from 4 different hands-on sessions led by disabled & non-disabled musicians:

  • Garage Band & ThumbJam
  • Sampling & Composition
  • TouchBoards, Makey Makeys & Mogees

12.30-1pmInteractive music-making

Eat it

1-2pm A delicious lunch and time for networking

Think it

2-3pmChoose from 5 different debate groups and get provocative!

  • DMLab NW Challenge – Using our DMLab Challenge as a starting point this discussion will explore the benefits of experimental music led collaborations between musicians and technologists in the creation of new music.
  • R&D in the Classroom – Learning simple ways to use tech in the classroom.
  • Accredited Music Courses – What challenges face inclusive music educators when it comes to accreditation?
  • Challenging Traditional Peri Lessons – Exploring what is possible within one to one teaching if we look beyond the traditional approach and instruments.

3-3.45How to put it into practice, reviewing the discussions and creating actions to take away

Change it

Illustration of abstract figure in wheelchair playing an instrument3.45 – 4.15The Commitments – An interactive, practical workshop to focus energies & intent, bringing music-making to your plans to ‘Change it’.

4.15 – 4.30How to turn thoughts into actions – Next steps to take away all this inspiration and put it into practice. (Daryl Beeton & Douglas Noble)

4.30 – 5.30Inclusive networking 


Booking closes on 23rd Feb, don’t miss your chance to reserve a place via Eventbrite.


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