Links

 

Resources

Sing up
Fantastic resource for songs of all types. Register to get access to everything for free.
http://www.singup.org/

Inclusive Technology
The site had many different sorts of games and activities (including music games) for children with special needs along with hints and tips for parents, teachers and helpers.
http://www.inclusive.co.uk/downloads/downloads.shtml#musicgames

Electric Loops
A range of free techie music resources, courtesy of Duncan Chapman
http://www.lovemusicfestival.com/your-festival-day/electric-loops/resources/

Teaching Ideas
A wealth of simple ideas for music in class.
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/music/contents01elements.htm

Primary Resources
Lots of music resources aimed at primary school children.
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/music/music.htm#plans

Music4SpecialNeeds
Useful resource written by specialist music teacher working in a SEN setting.
http://www.music4specialneeds.com/

Kididdles
An American website with a huge library of downloadable children’s songs.
http://www.kididdles.com/

Mini Musicals
Tiny eco-musicals which can be learnt and performed in as little as 30 minutes.
http://www.thebigbuzz.biz/eco-musicals.html

 

Suppliers

Drums for Schools
Drums for Schools sells a wide range of drums at prices much lower than usual. There’s also an extensive range of shakers and hand-held percussion, whistles, rainsticks and didgeridoos as well as useful drum accessories – carry bags, drum sticks and harnesses etc.
http://www.drumsforschools.co.uk/

LMS Music Suppliers
LMS Music Supplies is a well-established and very experienced educational music supplier. Staff are all trained music teachers and they have a wide range of instruments.
http://www.lmsmusicsupplies.co.uk/

Knock On Wood
Specialists in instruments and tuition materials from around the world.
http://www.knockonwood.co.uk/index.asp

Apollo Creative
The Apollo Ensemble is electronic kit which opens up a new world, from creating sensory rooms and interactive play areas, through to making music for children of all abilities. It can be as simple as using a switch to play a musical note or as complex as a complete interactive play area with lighting and special effects all triggered and controlled by the users.
http://www.apollocreative.co.uk/Products/interactivesound.aspx

 

Music Organisations

British Association for Music Therapy
Information about music therapy, with a useful booklist and more links.
http://www.bamt.org/

Live Music Now
Live Music Now brings live music to a wide variety of settings: schools for children with special needs, centres for adults with physical and learning disabilities, homes for older people, young offenders institutions, prisons, hospitals and hospices.
http://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/

Drake Music Scotland
Making music accessible through technology.
http://www.drakemusicscotland.org/

Youth Music
Youth Music works alongside the formal and community-based sectors to support music-making and training.
http://www.youthmusic.org.uk

Music Education Council
The Music Education Council is the umbrella body for all organisations connected with music education in the United Kingdom.
http://www.mec.org.uk/

Sound Junction
Sound Junction is an award-winning site for listening to, exploring, discovering and creating music.
http://www.soundjunction.org/default.aspa

Ealing Music Service
Jessie’s Fund is working with Ealing Music Service, which aims to provide schools and young people in the London borough of Ealing with high quality music lessons, activities and other innovative, culturally diverse and accessible services.
http://www.ealingmusicservice.com

 

Miscellaneous

Michael Parkinson has been writing and presenting shows in aid of Jessie’s Fund for several years. Here are two clips from his shows:
A song for Jessie written by Susan Raasay.
A tribute to Jessie read by Charlotte Griffin.





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