SEND workshops

Participatory music and movement workshops for individuals with SEND

At Olympias Music, we believe in the life-changing powers of music to inspire, empower and embolden individuals, and are committed to reaching as many people as possible - particularly those those with specific needs and from harder-to-reach groups.

We are currently undertaking a series of music and movement workshops, 'Feel the Beat', led by SEND music facilitators, percussionist, Ali Mac and movement artist, Shelley Smith, for 40 SEN and MLD pupils aged 11-14 at St John Vianney School. These sessions were developed following a number of successful pilot sessions in 2020. 

Sessions are interactive and participatory, with all participants given the opportunity to play instruments and move to music.

Feedback so far has been highly positive, with teachers reporting improved communication, turn-taking and engagement as a result of sessions.

Our SEND workshops are generously supported by The Three Monkies Trust and The Lee and Bakirgian Family Trust.