Quaggy Development Trust

Interactive Music Making


Interactive Music-Making is a child-centred approach to music-making, which promotes positive relationships and fosters each child’s individual potential. Interactive Music-Making uses techniques drawn from music therapy to support skills associated with social communication, including attention and listening, non-verbal and verbal communication, turn-taking and sharing. Children for whom it may be helpful are put into small groups to participate in regular music sessions, during which they will have the opportunity to explore a variety of percussion instruments, sing songs and play musical games, with the guidance of a trained Interactive Music-Maker.

The Interactive music sessions are going really well. The sessions are held every Wednesday mornings and afternoon. Children have enjoyed them so much they have been seen waiting at the door for the session to start. The children that have taken part have developed more confidence, especially the new starters.  All children have a gained more language, they have developed their attention and listening and their communication skills and creativity.  We aim to ensure every child in the nursery gets a chance to participate in these beneficial and wonderful sessions .

I have felt so enriched after taking part in the interactive music making course. It’s so rewarding, seeing how much the children are benefitting from the session and seeing how this continues to support them in their learning.

Sam Johnstone


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