Reaching All Children : Developing Inclusive Music Education

Moscardini, Lio and Wilson, Alastair and Holstein, Jenny and Moscardini McKenna, Chiara (2015) Reaching All Children : Developing Inclusive Music Education. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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This report examines a project building on two recent related projects which the research team have been involved with. One study ‘Who gets to play?’, funded by SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research), was an investigation of access to instrumental music instruction in Scottish primary schools (Moscardini, Barron & Wilson, 2013). This study led to the development of the Play On project funded by Creative Scotland and led by Paragon Music in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Enable Scotland. Play On was set up with the aim of providing instrumental music lessons to children with additional support needs. This research project had three primary aims: (1) To undertake a scoping exercise of current provision of music education opportunities for under 25 year olds across Glasgow city, by investigating who is providing what, where and for whom and accurately collate an understanding of existing services, provision and practice. (2) Explore the ways in which provision may be further developed to reach all children and young people, through an area-based approach (e.g. North East Glasgow). (3) Develop networking opportunities for key stakeholders so that the findings of the scoping study can inform strategic responses.