Drake Music are lucky to be one of ten organisations that are part of Youth Music’s Exchanging Notes programme. Each Exchanging Notes project (a partnership between a school and specialist […]
Figurenotes is an alternative to conventional musical notation which has been used successfully by young people with learning difficulties (including some on the autistic spectrum) in Finland and Scotland. Figurenotes […]
Another Exchanging Notes term has been and gone at Belvue School in Ealing and we are about to begin the summer term, which will see us finishing off year 1 […]
Exchanging Notes is a Youth Music funded, 4 year project between Drake Music, Ealing Music Partnership and Belvue School, working with young people with SEND at KS3/4 with moderate or severe learning difficulties, and particularly those facing disabling barriers to music.
“ Conflict, difference of opinion, is the very essence of music: in the balance, in the dynamic, in the way that the music is written… Music teaches us our capacity to bring all the different elements together in a sense of proportion so that they lead to a sense of a whole, and this is what I feel in my own subjective way is one of the main lessons that I have learned from music” – Daniel Barenboim
This film is called ‘Brilliant Connections’ and discusses how music hubs can best support special schools (NB: if you experience ‘buffering’ issues, click on ‘Pause’ button and wait approx. 45 […]
For this latest blog post I am looking back at the work I did earlier in the year at Abbots Lea at Matthew Arnold, helping to introduce the Sounds of Intent musical assessment framework.
Here is a ‘Storify’ blog about the Drake Music Teachmeet discussing good practice in SEN/D Music Education at the Music Expo 2014. It includes video footage of some of the […]
These two short films show iPads being used in music sessions for the first time with young people on the Autistic spectrum at Uplands SEN School in Swindon (Jan – […]
This video was taken during a music session at Abbots Lea Assessment Centre during a Drake Music Sounds of Intent session. It illustrates a few things about the sessions that […]