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Step Up! Webinar Series: Episode 6 – The Inclusion Journey

  • 30th September 2021
  • 4.00pm
  • Online

Music Hubs, music teachers, leaders and tutors, get to grips with the building blocks of inclusion with the Step Up! Webinar Series from Drake Music.

This six-episode series will give you practical tools to develop your music teaching practice, making it more inclusive and accessible. It will look at inclusion from different angles including communication, progression, music tech and ensembles… as well as bringing you some actual live music!

Led by the Think22 team, accompanied by some special guests, this is a chance to learn new skills and develop your practice in a friendly and welcoming environment.


Our approach to the Step Up! series

In these webinars we will lift the lid on our approach to inclusive music making and share Drake Music techniques and skills. The topics for each episode are based on core competencies for music educators working with young Disabled people, and are also in line with Music Education Hub Core Roles.

To inform the series we carried out assessments with teams at our partner Music Hubs, identifying gaps where CPD opportunities were needed. We recommend attending all 6 webinars to gain a rounded view of inclusive music-making.


Episode 6: The Inclusion Journey – 30th September, 4pm

Join us for a panel discussion hosted by musician John Kelly, featuring our Music Hub partners:

  • Essex Music Hub
  • Newham Music
  • Coventry Music
  • Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service

The four music hubs will be talking candidly about their experience so far on their different journeys to inclusion. Hear from our partners about what they have changed and tried as they’ve begun to make accessibility one of their organisational priorities.

We will talk in-depth about issues like recruiting, starting inclusive ensembles, putting the Social Model of Disability into action and more. You’ll come away with a clearer idea of what the theory of inclusion really looks like in practice, along with some ideas for the next steps of your inclusion journey.

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Book your tickets here.

Ticket Price:
The Step Up! Webinar Series ticket price is set at a nominal amount to encourage attendance, whilst remaining affordable for both individuals and organisations. We are also offering a group booking discount (see below).

Group Booking Discount:
If you are a Music Education Hub and would like to make a block booking for your tutors to attend the Step Up! Series then drop a line to joystacey@drakemusic.org to find out about our group booking discount.

Access Info
Each webinar will be paced accessibly and notes/slides can be distributed in advance, if requested. We will audio describe visual content and will have a captioner at every session. Our aim is to create a Relaxed environment and to offer access support to remove any barriers to participation. If you have any access requirements which aren’t covered here, please let us know on the booking form.

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