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Assisitive Music Technology with Drake Music

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Musicians' Union

60-62 Clapham Road

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SW9 0JJ

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Assistive Music Technology with Drake Music

An introduction to real participation in music-making with a focus on music making with iPads and Apps. This is a hands on introduction to accessible music-making which focus on how to use an iPad as a piece of assistive music technology in order to break down disabling barriers to music making.

We will also have a look at the Soundbeam and the Skoog, and how these can work with the iPad.

You will learn -

A range of possibilities for full participation in creative music-making for disabled people of all ages.

Different approaches to accessible music-making

Real-life examples from Drake Music work and best practice for opening up access to music.

Understanding and techniques in the use of assistive music technology under the guidance of the Drake Music trainer, including iPads and apps, which enable disabled people to participate in making sounds and playing music.

Insight into the possibilities an iPad can offer and how to make the most of this instrument to open up access to creative music making for disabled and non disabled musiciansm.

Work shop Practioner Gawain Hewett -

Gawain is the National Manager for Research and Development for Drake Music, a national charity which works to make music making accessible for disabled people. A composer and music technologist, Gawain likes to work in the areas where technology and art meet. As an educator he specialises in working in non mainstream settings, including children expelled from school, young offenders, disabled children and those considered to have special educational needs (SEN). Gawain has worked in a wide variety of schools and educational settings including SEN schools, Pupil Referral Units, as a University Lecturer and as a tutor and leader of community projects. Seeking to share and develop practice throughout his career, Gawain has taught and supported new professionals into this work, as well as providing CPD within schools and at training courses in partnership with, among others, The Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall, Drake Music, Sound Connections, Trinity Laban, Serious and Community Music. In 2013 Gawain was a contributing author to the Music Mark book ‘Reaching Out: Music education with ‘hard to reach’ children and young people.’

Gawain has passion for community music which is driven from a belief that all people should be making music, and a strong belief in the power of music to drive social change, both for the individual and the community as a whole.

Gawain has released music under his own name as well as working with Terje Isungset, Arve Hendriksen, Mary Wilson, TY and N Dubz among others. Gawain is also a practicing Sound Artist, with commissions including the Royal Brompton Hospital, City of London Festival, Spitalfields Festival and Ice Music Festival.

Need to know -

1) If you have an iPad or iPhone/smart phone please download all of the following free apps - Thumbjam, Garageband and AirVox.

2) Closest tube to the Musicians' Union HQ is Oval a 2 minute walk away.

3) Lunch will not be provided, so please make arrangements for that.

4) Coffee, tea and water are provided.

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