23 Jul 2015

NYMAZ SEND Music Network Gathering 2015

Tuesday 6 October 2015
1pm - 4.30pm
The Kings Head Hotel, 10 Market Place, Richmond, DL10 4HS

The NYMAZ SEND Music Network Gathering welcomes all those interested in music-making with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Join NYMAZ for an exciting afternoon of practical workshops and presentations, take away new skills to support your work with SEND young people, and meet others working across the SEND and inclusive music sectors.

Open to teachers, Music Coordinators, SENCOs, trainers, music leaders, freelance musicians, and support staff from educational settings or community projects.

Tickets: £15 NYMAZ SEND Music Network members, £20 non-members, £0 students (places must be booked in advance). Book online using the link below, or call the NYMAZ office on 01904 543382.


Programme includes:

Best Practice in SEND Music Education: Sarah Mawby, PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, presents findings from her recent research into the benefits of music education and music therapy for young people with special educational needs, and gives delegates an early insight into a new long-term study of music practice in Yorkshire special schools.

Drake Music – Assistive Music Technology: Drake Music is a national charity pioneering the use of assistive music technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making. In this session, Drake Music’s Gary Day and Charlotte Nicol will introduce the organisation, and demonstrate innovative assistive technology currently being used to make music accessible to those with disabilities, as well as giving delegates some hands-on experience.

Inclusive Music-Making Ideas: Musician Kate Pearson will lead this practical workshop, an opportunity to try out new activities exploring communication and play through the sharing of sounds and messages, and creating new songs from those experiences. Using music and crafts, this activity works especially well with those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and younger children with special educational needs.

Introduction to Sign-Supported Communication: Especially for music leaders, Hannah Thompson from Accessible Arts & Media will demonstrate sign-supported methods for communicating with people with disabilities, helping delegates to gain communication skills which can be applied in a range of situations, including Singing and Signing.

This year the event is run in partnership with musinc, Teesside, with funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music.

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Tags | Special Educational Needs/Disabilities | Training & CPD

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