Soundbeam is one of the most familiar forms of Accessible Music Technology. Originally developed by British composer Edward Williams for EMS in 1988, Soundbeam is a mature and robust system that has become a firm favourite amongst those working in SEND settings.
An inexpensive, easy to use percussion instrument with a clip-on trigger that turns almost any surface into a playable instrument.
This review originally appeared as part of Andrew’s presentation at Music Education Expo 2014.
An important aspect of Best Practice in any situation is choosing the right tools for the job. Over the past few years, I’ve been travelling around delivering accessible, participatory music projects in a range of Special Educational Needs and Disability Settings and I’ve been able to try out a number of different instruments and technologies. […]
West Lancashire Community High School 16th/17th July 2013 With David Ashworth leading the music workshops sessions, I worked with four students (Mark, Reece, Josh and Luke) to devise, produce and rehearse the multimedia elements of the performance – with invaluable technical support from Mark Hildred. The students with whom we worked had all volunteered (or […]
Here is a very rough recording of my presentation last week at the Music Education Expo in London. As you can tell, I didn’t know I was being filmed at the time! For those of you who don’t want to chance the dodgy video, my key take-away points are: Add technology to the toolkit and […]