Soundabout

Our music-making techniques help to stimulate communication, learning and self-expression, enabling pupils who may be unable to hold an instrument or speak to make their own unique contribution.

  • Sound and music is the starting point 
  • Intensive interaction one to one with profoundly disabled children and young people
  • We model and teach a culture of musical communication
  • We use resonance boards, soundbeams, musical instruments, sound, silence, voice, music and storytelling
  • We facilitate playfulness in order to release staff’s inhibition around music making
  • We look at what is the most effective way of working
  • We use a range of approaches, suitable for the children and young people, the teachers and the schools
  • We exemplify developing relationships – what unfolds, what opens up, what changes from this interaction

We use these techniques in our sessions and share them through our training for parents, educational staff and musicians.