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Community Music Practice: Working with Disabled People and Young People with Special Educational Needs | Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Community Music is a term used to describe an approach to music that is inclusive and participatory. This can operate both therapeutically and educationally, but as a field has its own rich history and culture. This course focuses on working with Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. We’ll explore some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them.

Community Musicians work with both young and older people who face a wide range of life challenges – using music as an effective tool to combat illness, disability, isolation, education difficulties, behavioural problems, offending and many more issues. Taking part in meaningful group activities is increasingly evidenced as a positive and productive way to overcome such challenges. This workshop investigates how to best facilitate meaningful and effective music experiences for Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. This includes those who experience:

• Learning difficulties
• Autism/Asperger’s 
• Physical Disabilities
• Cognitive and sensory difficulties
• Mental health needs

Community Music Practice can take many forms – singing in a choir, making beats on a computer, improvising as a group, exploring technology as a means to self-expression, songwriting, soundscape work and more. Each different way of engaging with music can have personal, social and collective benefits. To gain the greatest benefit Community Music interactions need to be led by people with a range of musical, communication and other skills, as well as an understanding of the context , and the people you are working with. This workshop will enable you to develop your own skill set, as well as providing a range of activity tools that can facilitate Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs who face challenging circumstances to engage in creative and participatory music activities.

This course is ideal for you if you are:

• youth worker who would like to develop this skillset 
• music leader already practising in the field
• music service tutor
• music teacher
• musician who would like to explore this field
• teaching assistant
• a teaching assistant or teacher working in a Care environment
• parent/carer 

No formal skill level is required but to gain the most out of this workshop, we would expect you to possess a good level of either formal or informal music experience.

Why study this course?

• You will take part in a range of exciting and engaging music making activities that you can take into your own practice.
• You will have a chance to develop your own musical leadership skills in a safe supported environment.
• You will learn about some of the physical, cognitive and learning challenges that young people may face, what defines some of these conditions, how they impact on young people.
• You’ll learn how to plan and deliver creative music sessions to bring maximum benefits to participants regardless of their abilities. 
• We will explore how we can measure the effectiveness of musical interactions in order to maximise their benefits and enable sustained work.

After taking this course you may be interested in the second part of our Community Music Practice series: Community Music Practice: Working with "Hard to Reach" Young People

If taking the first part of this series you will be entitled to an alumni discount on the second. Please contact shortcourses@gold.ac.uk for details of this after booking.


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SE14 6NW
Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)


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Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.

So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.

What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.

Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.

 

 

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