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 piloting a series of music and movement workshops, led by SEND music facilitators, percussionist, Ali Mac and guitarist, Ben Sayah, and movement artist, Shelley Smith, at St John Vianney SEN School. The purpose of these pilot sessions is to develop a series of music and movement workshops for SEN and MLD pupils aged 11-14 at St John Vianney, to take place later in the year.
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.