MAC Makes Music's Family JAM is an exciting opportunity for parents/carers and their children to come together to make and enjoy music with others.
These sessions are aimed at families with children with additional needs (including but not limited to; physical disability, learning disability, autism, sensory impairment). This relaxed session will involve approximately 40 minutes of creative music making activities led by a professional musician with the remaining time for parents and children to socialise, free flow with instruments and play.
What will you learn on this course?
This course is perfect for children who love to make music, play with sound, and experiment in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Alongside musical development, these courses aim to support personal and social developments for example; verbal and non-verbal communication.
Our JAM Courses are inclusive and subsidised by our Youth Music grant to champion musical inclusion. Children will explore a range of resources including: percussion and tuned instruments with activities tailored to their individual needs and interests, and using music technology to support and record sessions.
The activities will enable children to:
• Explore a wide range of musical games - to encourage communication and social skills through team work
• Explore a wide range of songs - to help support beat and language acquisition, and vocal development
• Develop movement, co-ordination and fine motor skills.
• Experience sensory stimulation through: listening, playing and identifying different instruments.
When booking our courses, please complete the All About Me Form. This will provide us with the necessary information for our music leaders to plan the sessions to suit the group before the course starts.
Please note, children need to be accompanied by a parent or carer and we encourage all adults in the room to join in and to actively support their child’s involvement.
All instruments and resources will be provided.