Friends over at Drake Music have been working closely with Music Hubs and Special Schools in the South East and East of England regions. They have identified a number of issues relating to the provision of music in Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEN/D) settings. You can read all about it in this blog post:
I’m sure that these are all factors which will be recognised by anybody working in, or with responsibility for, SEN/D music provision. As you might expect, points 2 and 8 resonated particularly with me. As I said in my response to Drake Music findings:
“This is such an important area as time and time again we see the extraordinary value that technology can add in facilitating music-making that is creative, accessible and interactive. However, it can be a confusing field to navigate as there are so many options and those options are constantly evolving with ever-increasing rapidity. What teachers need – in addition to the basic nuts-and-bolts knowledge of what to plug in where and which button to press – are the higher level, transferable skills and, most importantly, a sense of how to weave technology into broader, longer-term musical progression.”
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