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Michael Dollan

Programme Delivery Manager

Michael has been working as a Community Musician since 2002, including spending 8.5 years with Sage Gateshead, setting up and leading their Accessible Learning programme of participatory music work with and for Disabled people. He is also a qualified Primary School teacher (PGCE with Early Years, QTS 3-11), and published academic author.

Michael began working regularly for Drake Music in 2007, via Sage Gateshead – and since 2013 has worked with us as an Associate Musician, Project Manager, Lead for Internal Quality Assurance for our education work, and as a Fundraiser. Michael joined our Core team as Programme Delivery Manager in 2022. He really enjoys working with Drake Music to support Disabled musicians to make and/or interpret music in their own way, using technology as the tool to make music truly accessible to all – regardless of experience or access requirement.

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Certificate for Music Educators (CME) qualification

Certificate for Music Educators (CME) qualification

The value of the CME needs to be communicated more clearly to the profession and disability mentioned more specifically says DM North East Associate Michael Dollan.

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