Music Making for SEND and PMLD

Music making videos and interactive websites

Chetham’s Relaxed Concerts

Our Relaxed Concerts offer performances devised and presented specifically for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities through interactive and inclusive music making.

DIY Theatre: Circus Tricks

A series of videos, musical activities, songs, games and other drama activities created by DIY theatre (a learning disability theatre company) for young people with SEND. This is something I have developed with the group, and there’s loads of additional activities, some sensory.

Jessie’s Fund: Interactive Music Videos

Jessie’s Fund have a series of music videos which also have sensory elements, featuring our Chetham’s Percussion Tutor and Outreach team member Andrea Vogler.

The Amber Trust: for younger children

The Amber Trust: for older students

The Amber Trust – for young people with visual impairment – have websites with activities, musical ideas, songs and recordings! They also link to the ‘cards’ which are available to give families and friends ideas for musical activities to do with young people.

Soundabout – there are a whole HOST of live sessions each week on Youtube and Facebook, and they can be watched again and again.

There will also be a new website coming soon for Little Soundabout and Soundabout Life (think similar to AmberPlus and Little Amber!), but designed for young people with PMLD

The short guide to accessible music education

The short guide to accessible music education for young people with SEND. A bit more in depth, but great for further info.

iPad apps/Internet Resources.  There are many apps available. Useful lists include;

iPad music apps for accessible music making

Jessies Fund iPad apps

We hope this gives you a bit of fun and family music making time!

We have taken every effort to ensure that these links are genuine and useful. However, we do not accept any liability for their content. Following these links will take you out of the Chetham’s Outreach website, at your own risk. This excludes the resources created by us which are identified.