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Enabling Music-Making For Those With Physical Disabilities

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Cecil Sharp House

2 Regent's Park Road

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The One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI) is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for those who are physically disabled.

Musical instruments that can be played without two fully functioning hands are extremely rare and this, above all else, remains the principle obstacle that denies unlimited musical participation to the physically disabled.

The OHMI Trust works across three areas; procuring instruments through the Annual OHMI Competition and partnerships with Queen Mary University of London and Birmingham City University; providing instrumental tuition through the OHMI teaching pilot; and raising awareness of the issues OHMI is addressing.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The barriers to music making faced by the physically disabled

  • Successful solutions for musical instruments that can be played with upper limb disabilities

  • The OHMI teaching pilot and various approaches to engaging disabled students in music making

  • The teaching of physically disabled students through the eyes of a teacher

The workshop will be led by OHMI staff alongside teachers and researchers working on the OHMI Teaching Pilot. See information below on Martin Fautley, who will be the workshop leader.

Martin Fautley

Professor Martin Fautley is director of research in the school of education at Birmingham City University. He has a wealth of experience in music education, both in terms of pedagogy, and of music education research. After enjoying many years as a classroom music teacher, he then undertook full-time Doctoral research working across the education and music faculties at Cambridge University, investigating teaching, learning, and assessment of classroom music making, with a focus on composing as a classroom activity.

He is widely known for his work on researching assessment in the classroom, but also researches understandings of musical learning and progression (especially in the novice stages), composing, and creativity. He regularly undertakes research and evaluation projects in the field of music education.

Professor Fautley is the author of eight books, including “Assessment in Music Education”, published by Oxford University Press. He has written and published over fifty journal articles, book chapters, and academic research papers on a range of aspects of teaching and learning, and regularly presents the fruits of his researches at international conferences. He is co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education.

Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

When: 1st July, 14:00pm - 18:30pm (Please note from 16:00pm there will be an awards event. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the awards reception and exhibition of one-handed instruments, followed by the crowning of the 2017 OHMI competition winners. There will be a number of performances throughout the afternoon, including from students on our OHMI teaching pilots).

Please note places are very limited only book if you are sure you can attend.

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