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Music education resources for special educational needs & disability provision

Inclusion is a hot topic in music education and the arts, but do we really understand what we mean by it? Are we all on the same page when it comes to what inclusion actually is? And is our understanding informed by lived experience?

To try and tackle these questions, Drake Music launched this free resource for the music education sector – What is Inclusion? Making Music is the Key!

Recordings and resources from our webinar series with Musicians Without Borders.

We are compiling resources and additional information relating to the National Plan for Music Education 2022: The Power of Music to Change Lives

This resource from the National Deaf Children’s Society is an excellent guide that will help music professionals develop confidence in supporting the music education of deaf children and young people.

These documents are intended to support the continuation of music making in school settings, both instrumental
and whole class; to ensure the smooth transition of tuition from an online platform back into the school environment with appropriate support for schools and parents and to resume whole class enrichment activities.

The health and safety of all school students, staff and music tutors is paramount. The Guidance here is intended to support with a safe return to teaching.

Drake Music, one of Youth Music’s strategic partners, have shared their expertise on music-making with disabled young people, in a new version of our reflective practice tool.

In addition to our Music Unlocked guidance these risk assessments have been prepared for use by Music Mark Members to support with the safe return to Music Teaching in schools.

A toolkit for music practitioners working with deaf students.

Over 40 clips from a variety of real life group music activities, to demonstrate the key facets of musical potential as identified by primary and secondary class teachers, peripatetics, community musicians, music services and other arts organisations.