Welcome to the UpRising
An 'all thriller, no filler' bank of resources for all those who want to better engage young people with additional learning needs in music-making.
Each resource was created in response to requests from instrumental tutors and classroom teachers, with a focus on areas of practice that aren't well supported elsewhere.
We cover: working with pupils with complex needs (PMLD), inclusive ensembles, engaging pupils with specific needs, an exploration of the lived experience of Disabled educators, and special school curriculum development.
All of the resources were created as part of Music Education Hub East Midlands' UpRising project. They are grounded in the Social Model of Disability: the imperative to build all aspects of the musical experience around the needs, interests and abilities of individual learners. We hope you find them useful.
UpRising seeks to create an ever more equitable offer for pupils with additional needs in mainstream schools, special education settings and alternative provision across the UK.
It is driven by a dedicated team of teachers, instrumental tutors and hub Inclusion Leads, led by Project Lead Ben Sellers and working closely with regional and national partners.
Our core work includes:
Supporting instrumental tutors to develop their inclusive practice
Supporting generalist teachers in specialist settings to deliver high-quality music lessons
Supporting Music Hubs to put inclusion at the heart of their strategic thinking
Pioneer new thinking around inclusive music education
Develop collaborative projects across hubs
Uprising is funded by Youth Music and the Music Hubs of the East Midlands.