12 Feb 2021

NYMAZ’s annual SEND Music Network Gathering 2021

Join us for a week-long online gathering!

22 - 26 March 2021, from 1pm to 7pm daily

NYMAZ is delighted to present its annual SEND Music Network Gathering this March, hosting it online with a vibrant and packed programme across five days.
Book tickets by 20 March to secure your place!

Join us for an inspiring week that will feature a range of practical CPD workshops, alongside interactive panel discussions and presentations on elements of the HEARD model, the Social Model of Disability and Youth Voice within SEND.

The programme will offer insights into excellent practice when making music with children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, as well as providing the opportunity to network with others in the sector through our free drop in ‘positivi-tea’ sessions.

The event is open to all who are working with (or interested in learning more about working with) children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. You might be a music practitioner, workshop leader, classroom teacher, part of an arts organisation, a student or a freelance practitioner. Everyone is welcome!

Our fantastic programme of workshops and speakers includes:

Developing Inclusive Ensembles, DaDa Fest
Explore ways to engage and deliver ensemble work in a variety of settings.

Panel Discussion, chaired by Siggy Patchitt, National Centre for Inclusive Excellence
A discussion with Sarah Fisher, Kathryn Sturman and Rose Kent on the HEARD model of inclusion.

The Social Model of Disability
, Drake Music
A workshop focused on the practical implementation of the Social Model of Disability.

Creative Percussion, Jo May
Looking at how to use percussion in your sessions, from developing simple rhythms to exploring sensory touch, plus modelling how to lead a session!

Developing Confidence in Singing, Beccy Owen
Aimed specifically at practitioners, this session will grow your confidence in singing and using song within your music sessions in SEND settings/contexts.

Using Music as an Educational Tool, Purple Patch Arts
Build your skills and activities in using music as a multi-faceted learning tool to expand the life skills of your participants.

Body Percussion, Sarah Fisher
Learn how to communicate using body percussion and develop participants’ skills and fun within your music sessions.

Singing Out! Ashleigh Lowes
Improve your knowledge and skills around singing in groups with SEND.

Youth Voice and SEND, Sound Connections
An open conversation about how to develop and embed youth voice in your practice within SEND contexts.

Positivi-tea Drop-ins, NYMAZ
A series of drop ins. Join us to chat, network and share with others in the sector. 


Tickets will be going live on Friday 19 February! Book your space onto the days you want or book for them all here;

Day Tickets cost £4/£6 (+ Eventbrite fee)
(Subsidised tickets for: Self-Employed, Freelancers, Students and Unemployed)

Due to the bespoke nature of our work, tickets are only refundable up to 5 days prior to the event. After this point they are non-refundable.

All workshops and training events will be recorded, and available from April 2021 for Full SEND Network Members (Full Network Membership will cost £10 per annum).



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