15 February 2012

Good Practice Sharing

Music Educators from  across Scotland met with their Finnish counterparts at Drake Music Scotland’s first Inclusive Music Gathering this week to share knowledge, experience and skills in music education for people with additional support needs.

The two-day programme included presentations and practical interactive workshops from Laura Huhtinen-Hilden – Senior Lecturer in Music Education at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Markku Kaikkonen – Director of Resonaari Music School, Pete Sparkes – Artistic Director of Drake Music Scotland and Caroline Wilkie – Drake Associate Musician and specialist in early years music.

The Gathering identified the skills required and challenges faced by music educators  in our field and training and continuing professional development routes currently available,  with the aim of  developing ‘inclusive good practice’ amongst future music teachers.