What we do
Music Making SENse projects are delivered by a team of professionals, with many years experience of teaching students with additional learning needs at every key stage through individual and group lessons. Our team’s music education experience and the expertise of schoolteachers and teaching assistants whom we work in partnership with, ensures we provide tailored and inspiring musical learning projects that meet the needs of the students we work with.
You may have recently seen us at the Southbank Centre performing with several of our young ensembles as part of the Lambeth Music Festival's 'Count Me In' 2018 concert.
In September 2014 we launched a year-long project with Livity School; a primary school for children with severe learning difficulties, PMLD, ASD and complex medical needs. The project has included:
- creating a bespoke music curriculum for all KS2 classes
- supporting and mentoring teachers so that they are equipped with the skills they need to take on the delivery of music sessions in the future
During our work, we've witnessed a plethora of amazing responses from the students and staff. You can see some of the activities and students responses (including feeling the end of phrases, vocalising, achieving new drumming skills and exploring sounds) in the videos below.
Our work at Livity is the tip of the iceberg of the tailored programmes and musical support we can often your students. We're always interested in meeting with schools to see what we can offer. Therefore if you would like to talk to us about our teaching programmes, instrumental tuition and other educational opportunities, please contact Kim for more information.
You can see another example of our in the video below. This project, led by Kim on behalf on Community Music in Action, took place at Glebe School over 8 weeks. All the students attending the school have special educational needs; many relating to the autistic spectrum. The aims of the project were:
- to create a choir for students and teachers
- to provide teaching ideas for the staff
- inspire a year 8 class to use their voice as an instrument for making, composing and performing music.