Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Thursday 27 Jun
4:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours

Price range

Standard
$16

Music, technology and inclusive practise

A practical, hands-on workshop for both artists and teachers who are interested in exploring a range of music technology options for inclusive creative music making. The facilitators, Megan Spragg and Tanya McKenna, have worked extensively with music technology experts to research, develop and adapt interfaces to enable greater participation within creative arts experiences particularly for children with disability.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the various music technologies on offer and get the opportunity to see how each element can be creatively used within a variety of settings i.e. installations, live performance, creative arts teaching, music and dramatic arts groups. We will watch demonstration videos and footage of children engaging with the technology which will enable participants to see the devices in action before getting a chance to play with each device ourselves.

The technologies included in this demonstration workshop (ROLI Blocks, iPad Apps, Spec Drums, Joue ) include appealing and high quality sensory elements (such as visual, tactile, and aural). Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be empowered to utilise these elements and technologies to further develop the inclusive nature of their work and can find out more on how to do it.


Biography

Megan Spragg and Tanya McKenna
Tanya and Megan are registered music therapists at Arts Centre Melbourne. They work with children and young people with disability, developing experiential creative arts experiences. They are committed to working closely with families and organisations to enable creative engagement in arts experiences.

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