Independent Evaluation. Inclusive Access to Music-Making (IAMM) Project

Nenadic, E and Booth, Nikki (2022) Independent Evaluation. Inclusive Access to Music-Making (IAMM) Project. Project Report. Birmingham City University.

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Abstract

The One-Handed Musical Instrument (OHMI) Trust is a charity which specialises in producing adapted instruments to help remove barriers faced by individuals who are physically disabled. In partnership with Creative United (CU), OHMI piloted the Inclusive Access to Music-Making (IAMM) project during 2019/20 in collaboration with Nottingham Music Service (NMS). IAMM was funded for a second year by Arts Council England, which enabled them to reach a new cohort of NMS Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) groups as well as extend their support to Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust’s (NMPAT) WCET programme. Due to the global pandemic, the timeline of IAMM was extended beyond the initial funding window (2020/21) and IAMM engaged with NMS and NMPAT’s 2021/22 WCET cohorts.

IAMM aims to offer parity of access to WCET for pupils with additional needs in mainstream primary schools ensuring that it is truly inclusive. Through partnership with Music Education Hubs (MEHs) like NMS and NMPAT, the needs of children who are taking part in WCET in the following academic year are assessed. Where necessary, OHMI then provide accessible instruments, enabling equipment, staff training and other interventions in time for when WCET classes begin.

IAMM was evaluated by researchers from Birmingham City University, who employed a mixed methodology with an emphasis on qualitative methods involving questionnaires, interviews and WCET observations.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Dates:
DateEvent
31 March 2022Published
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Emma Nenadic
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 08:28
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 08:28
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13247

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