Making Rhythms: A toolkit for running music sessions with people with learning disabilities


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Williams E

Year of Publication:
2012

Publisher(s):
City Arts Nottingham

Publication Type:
Guides

Abstract:

This is a toolkit for running music sessions with people with learning disabilities. This toolkit is for activity coordinators and staff working with people with learning disabilities. It can be used as a guide by new or experienced staff. It will enable you to create an environment for running music-based activities within care home settings. The techniques and workshop sessions in this toolkit could be adapted to suit many diverse groups and settings. To allow participants, artists and care staff the opportunity to be creative during the sessions there are some factors to be considered, this toolkit provides details on these, categorising them into before, during and after the session, as well as offering key considerations.

Music can be explored in many ways, by playing instruments; making sounds with the voice; playing objects and listening to sounds and recorded pieces of work. Sessions can include skills such as technique, expressing creativity such as making sounds yourself, finding sounds in your environment and also focusing on listening to other’s sounds and then contributing to the overall sound.



Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Williams, E. (2012). Making Rhythms: A toolkit for running music sessions with people with learning disabilities. UK: City Arts.