This session focusses on different ways of communicating verbally, non-verbally and musically, considering neurodivergence and trauma informed practice.
Discover answers to questions like:
- Why do people behave in certain ways within your sessions?
- How can you use music to help regulate a young person’s emotions and support self-expression?
- Why won’t this young person stop disrupting others in the group?
- How can you create a space where everyone can participate in a way that feels authentic?
- During this session you will be given the opportunity to unpack some of your own experiences in music making sessions and look at practical ways to enable young people to feel safe and engage within 1:1 and group settings.
You will also get the opportunity to network with other teachers, practitioners, music leaders and community musicians from across the sector.
About Our Facilitators
Alex Lupo has over twenty years of experience as a music leader, performer, composer and producer. As a music leader he has devised and led a huge range of projects from large scale ensemble projects to staff training and curriculum development in a range of settings working with physically and learning disabled people.
Over the years he has come to specialise in working with Assistive Music Technology with young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. More recently, Alex has expanded his career to include music therapy, completing an MA in music therapy at the University of West England in 2015. His work as a therapist is also focused on learning disabled young people.
Ben is a teacher, trainer and writer. His work is focused on future technologies and improving access to high-quality creative opportunities for disabled young people and those with additional learning needs.
He works with music hubs, orchestras and arts organisations worldwide to embed inclusive practice and champion innovation.
Attend this event
Discounted rates apply for individuals and freelancers.
Individuals and Freelancers: £30
Limited free places are available for those who experience barriers accessing workshops or education. This can be people who are experiencing financial difficulties or who identify as disabled.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to find out how to apply for a free place.
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