Events & Courses
Music with Disabled People and Young People with SEN
23 October 2021
Goldsmiths is hosting this one-day in-person training, led by Graham Dowdall, that will explore some of the disabling barriers these groups face, as well as physical, cognitive and learning challenges, and how creative and participatory music sessions can benefit them

This short course is the third in a series of four stand-alone Saturday sessions run by Goldsmiths University this autumn.

 The workshop will investigate how to best facilitate meaningful and effective music experiences for Disabled People and young people with Special Educational needs. This includes those who experience:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Autism/Asperger’s
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Cognitive and sensory difficulties
  • Mental health needs

The course will enable you to develop your own skill set, as well as providing a range of activity tools that can facilitate Disabled People and young people with Special Educational Needs to engage in creative and participatory music activities.

This course is ideal for you if you are:

  • youth worker who would like to develop this skillset
  • music leader already practising in the field
  • music service tutor
  • music teacher
  • musician who would like to explore this field
  • a teaching assistant or worker in a Care environment
  • parent/carer

No formal skill level is required but to gain the most out of this workshop, we would expect you to possess a good level of either formal or informal music experience.

The course runs from 10am-4pm and costs £95.

For more information and to book your place, please visit:


Venue Details:
Goldsmiths, University of London