For students with severe mobility and physical limitations, active participation in music making can be completely out of reach. However, by harnessing the power of available technology and intelligently applying it to various musical principles, Carrie Lennard is opening a new space for students to express themselves through music.
The arts are often placed within a context of supporting other subjects and imbued with myths about how children’s artistry is developed. Ellen Winner outlines some research based approaches to thinking about arts education and assessment.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.