Save the date: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 1pm - 5pm.
The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
This year’s Gathering will take place at The Spa, Scarborough, and is open to anybody with an interest in music and special educational needs/disabilities, such as music leaders, music therapists, special and mainstream school teachers including Music Coordinators and SENCOs, Music Hub staff, peripatetic teachers, SEND specialists, music/arts organisation staff, and students.
The event will include practical training, presentations, group discussion and networking opportunities, all focused around music-making with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Tickets cost £20, or £15 for members of the NYMAZ SEND Music Network. A limited number of free student tickets are also available.
You can book your place now at nymazsend2016.eventbrite.co.uk
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Case Study presentations
Successful models of practice in the region, with presentations from organisations delivering specialist music projects in a range of settings, including Live Music Now‘s professional and interactive live music performances in North Yorkshire special schools; and Ash Trees Academy‘s Soundbeam project in Teesside.
Practical workshop with Graham Dowdall
Working across difference with music and SEND – Practical ideas for creativity and inclusive music making in SEND settings.
Graham has become one of the country’s leading Community Music trainers in recent years delivering courses ranging from the comprehensive 2 Year Cert.in Music Workshop Skills course at Goldsmiths to one off CPD courses for Music Hubs. He works extensively in Special Schools and other contexts with young people and adults with Special Education Needs, Physical and Cognitive difficulties, Mental Health needs, PMLD, Autism and other conditions.
soundLINCS: Valuing Music in Special Needs Settings
New Toolkit resource based on practitioner led research to explore a range of music making and singing approaches for whole class teaching and group work in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools. Presented by Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE.
Music Therapy or therapeutic music-making? Differences, similarities and shared learning, with panellists:
Karen Irwin, Strategic Director SEN, Live Music Now
Angela Harrison, Lead Music Therapist, North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre
Ros Hawley, Specialist musician, SEND and complex healthcare needs
Chaired by Graham Dowdall
Time before and between sessions to meet other professionals working in the SEND and inclusive music sectors in the region, over coffee and cake.