The NYMAZ SEND Music Network Gathering brings together professionals involved or interested in music-making with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This might include music leaders, music therapists, special and mainstream school teachers including Music Coordinators and SENCOs, Music Hub staff, peripatetic teachers, SEND specialists, music/arts organisation staff, and students.
The Gathering will take place at The Spa, Scarborough, and will include practical training, presentations, group discussion and networking opportunities, all focused around music-making with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Case Study presentations
Successful models of practice in the region, with presentations from organisations delivering specialist music projects in a range of settings, including Live Music Now's professional and interactive live music performances in North Yorkshire special schools.
Practical workshop with Graham Dowdall
Working across difference with music and SEND – Practical ideas for creativity and inclusive music making in SEN settings.
Graham has become one of the country’s leading Community Music trainers in recent years delivering courses ranging from the comprehensive 2 Year Cert.in Music Workshop Skills course at Goldsmiths to one off CPD courses for Music Hubs. He works extensively in Special Schools and other contexts with young people and adults with Special Education Needs, Physical and Cognitive difficulties, Mental Health needs, PMLD, Autism and other conditions.
soundLINCS: Valuing Music in Special Needs Settings
New Toolkit resource based on practitioner led research to explore a range of music making and singing approaches for whole class teaching and group work in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools. Presented by Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE.
Music Therapy or therapeutic music-making? Differences, similarities and shared learning
Panellists: Karen Irwin, Strategic Director SEN, Live Music Now
Angela Harrison, Lead Music Therapist, North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre
Ros Hawley, Specialist musician, SEND and complex healthcare needs)
Chaired by: Graham Dowdall
Time before and between sessions to meet other professionals working in the SEND and inclusive music sectors in the region, over coffee and cake.