Newhaven, East Sussex
Using Zoltán Kodály’s approach to music to address the communication and social understanding needs of autistic individuals.
Tutor: Andrew Haveron
Location: Hilcrest Community Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9LH
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
A practical, fun, informative and “non-intimidating” one day workshop – previous musical skills not required
This enjoyable workshop will aim to demonstrate the importance of using music to develop learners’ communication, social and musicianship skills regardless of their abilities and give you, the participants, lots of ideas to use in your respective settings.
It will make particular reference to the effectiveness of the method devised by the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, of unconscious learning, through the medium of traditional rhymes, songs and games and will cover the key areas of pulse, rhythm and pitch.
As well as giving an overview of autism, the course will refer to and illustrate the link between music and the key areas of development of the child and how music can be used to address “gaps” in stages of development.
By the end of the workshop, all participants should have more awareness of their own musical skills, understand the importance of choosing appropriate repertoire carefully for specific communication purposes, have a clear understanding of Kodály’s “process of learning” and feel confident in leading their own musical sessions in their respective settings.
Handouts will be available and there will be a Q&A session at the end.
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Andrew is a an experienced and fully qualified teacher and a member of the British Kodály Academy. Having been Head of Music in mainstream comprehensives, he took a break to train in community arts with InterAction in Milton Keynes and then to work as a freelance musical director, performer and composer. On his return to teaching, he diversified to work as music coordinator in specialist ASD schools and is presently responsible for music at Northease Manor School in Sussex – a specialist school for students with dyslexia and associated learning needs.