Reducing barriers to music for deaf children and young people

10:15 - 11:00

An engaging, informative, practice sharing seminar, on the topic of meaningful music-making with deaf children and young people.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the challenges faced by deaf young people when trying to access or engage with music
  • Understand the benefits music can bring to a deaf young person
  • Have a better understanding of what it is like for a deaf young person to experience music
  • Have a basic understanding of how to approach teaching a deaf young person, as a hearing musician
  • Understand successes and challenges faced by organisations wishing to carry out similar projects
  • Take part in and experience a musical activity suitable for a deaf young person
Mark Howley is a project manager for the East Riding I Can Play! group. Having worked on the project for a number of years, he was able to provide us with invaluable contributions and input into this presentation.

Suitable for all Key Stages.

Lottie Brook, Learning and Participation Manager, National Centre for Early Music

Dr Jennifer Cohen, Project Manager, The National Centre for Early Music