Workshops 

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I believe that everybody has a musical gift that they can express regardless of any barrier that may stop them. I like to encourage people to find ways to express themselves. To have an opportunity to play, compose and perform music.

Music helps to increase self-esteem, improves communication skills, increases concentration and helps to build social skills.

I have over ten years of experience working with people with physical and learning disabilities. I have spent much time running music sessions for adults with profound disabilities. I also have experience working with the elderly and teenagers.

 

I offer training for staff in care settings who want to improve their in-house music sessions. 

 

I run workshops for groups of children and adults with learning and physical disabilities. I have also written some sensory stories for adults and children with profound and multiple learning disabilities; please look at that page for more information. I also can provide one to one music tuition for anyone regardless of their limitations. Just contact me to discuss your requirements and to see how I can help you. I can also deliver workshops online, if necessary. 

 

As well as using traditional instruments and adapting them if necessary, I use music technology to help people express themselves, for example, iPads, Skoog. 

 

I also use FigureNotes, a system of notating music that can help people with learning disabilities and on the Autistic Spectrum to read music. 

 

I am currently an associate artist for Milton Keynes Arts Centre and am running family-friendly workshops with them. I have recently produced a video workshop for Arts and Heritage Milton Keynes as part of their summer's Big MAKE project. I have also run some workshops with Whats The Drama, a theatre company with adults with learning disabilities. On my blog, you can find out the latest news where I showcase projects that I am working on or where you can catch one of my workshops. 

I also deliver sensory stories which are suitable for children and adults with profound and multiple disabilities. Please have a look at my sensory stories page for more information. 

 

I am also a Bronze and Silver Arts Award Adviser.

 

If you would like me to run a music workshop for your organisation, please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. Below is a list of workshops, so you get an idea of what I can offer. 

 

 

In addition to this, I also offer training for staff in care settings who want to improve their in-house music sessions. 

Single Sessions 

Here are some single sessions workshops that I have on offer. These sessions are two hours long. The workshops on offer are below.  .

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4 Week Sessions

These workshops are designed for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities in mind. 

The workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of the group. These workshops are part of a four-week course.  

 

Also included in the price are resources needed to carry on at least one of the activities used during the workshop. A copy of any recorded work for your records, and a written report on what each of the participants achieved on the course, for your records. Each participant will also receive a certificate on completion of the course. 

 

Topic includes:

  • Trains

  • Storytelling through Music 

  • Turn-Taking

  • Autumn

  • Spring

 

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Write the Theme Tune, Sing the Theme Tune

Over a period of 6 sessions, your group will get to write and record their own song for their group. They will get to decide on the style the song will be written in, they get to write their own lyrics for the song while also arranging and playing any instrumental parts for it. They will be helped along the way with an experience music leader. At the end of the course, they will have their own copy of the song that they have written and recorded. 

 

This course can be easily adapted to suit the needs of the participants.

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Area served by Rachael Inwood Music

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Christmas

A selection of different Christmas sessions to do over the Christmas period, suitable for all ages and abilities 

 

Please check out the Christmas page to find out more. 

 

 

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Springtime

Spring is only just around the corner and its time to celebrate the end of the cold winter months. 

 

If you are looking for something a little bit different to mark Spring, then I have a music workshop that can help. This session lasts for one hour, and it is designed for adults and children with PMLD, although anyone can join in.

 

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`Crazy Thing Called Love 

Over a period of 6 sessions, your group will get to learn the skills necessary to perform a well-loved song. They will learn how to project the voices, learn how to play some percussion instruments in time to the music. They will learn to sign the lyrics to the song. They can also add their own take onto the song. For example, previous groups have either added some backing vocals or added a rap. 

 

This course can be easily adapted to suit the needs of the participants.

 

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