MAC Makes Music’s JAM Courses provided exciting and high quality music making for children in a range of age groups between the ages of 6 months - 11 years who have additional needs (including but not limited to physical disability, learning disability, autism, sensory impairment). These courses were designed for children who love to make music, play with sound, and experiment in a relaxed and nurturing environment.
Our JAM Courses were subsidised by our Youth Music grant to champion musical inclusion. Children explored a range of resources including: music technology, percussion and tuned instruments with activities tailored to their individual needs and interests.
The activities enabled 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 develop: aural, pitch, rhythm and vocal skills.
- Develop movement, co-ordination and fine motor skills.
- Experience sensory stimulation through: listening, playing and identifying different instruments.