Using Music to Support Engagement: No musical experience required!

16sep9:30 AM3:30 PMUsing Music to Support Engagement: No musical experience required!Using music as a means through which to engage hard to reach childrenSpaces Still Available


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This hands-on practical music workshop is designed for Teachers/TA’s/support workers in both special education and within mainstream KS1 schools or nurseries.

Music is a powerful means through which to engage some of our most hard to reach children. The strategies introduced in this workshop are designed to support practitioners with limited musical experience to confidently use music as a means though which to create new pathways for engagement for their pupils. The activities introduced can be used with individuals or small groups and are of particular value to those working with children/young people who are non-verbal or have limited language, are on the autistic spectrum, and/or have difficulties in interaction and communication.

Workshop leader Clare Hunt will introduce the theory behind the use of music in engaging and creating connections with children/young people and will lead you on a practical exploration of how to use instruments like guitars, keyboards and drums to capture your pupils’ attention and engage them in a creative process of discovery and communication through sound. You will also work in small breakout groups to generate ideas on how the methods introduced might be built upon and developed with particular children or settings in mind.

Clare has been a music teacher and music therapist at Sunningdale School for ten years. She has also worked in many other settings and has trained teachers/TAs and music practitioners across the country in the use of music with children and young people with additional needs. She was also the writer of the Sing Up resource, Crackers Maracas.

This full day training session costs £140 and includes lunch. Places are limited to ensure that participants can make the very most of this so please book early to avoid disappointment.


thursday, september 16, 2021 - thursday, september 16, 2021


SENhub Sunningdale School Sunderland


Sunningdale SenHub

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