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SEND Music Tech

Music Technology Teaching Resources
in partnership with Transformance Music

Leicestershire Music, in partnership with Transformance Music, developed a teacher resource pack to support the teaching of musical skills through the vehicle of iPads. iPads are often found being used by young people in SEND classrooms and there are numerous music apps that the students found assessable. However it can be difficult to move the student's learning on iPads forward from musical play to learning musical skills.

The 'More than Play' project provided teachers with a 'toolbox' of ideas and techniques, enabling them to utilise technologies with confidence and creativity whilst working towards curriculum and individual attainment targets. This toolbox is available to download here.

The downloadable resource offers a bank of written teaching ideas to support the teaching of music using technology.

To enable teachers in accessing the technologies used in the 'More than Play' toolkit we have created a bank of video support guides

MLD & ASD iPad Teaching Resources

PMLD & SLD iPad Teaching Resources

Video Resources (links to a Youtube Playlist)

LM offer further traded support in giving your students the opportunity to learn musical skills through the use of iPads:

  • Schools can buy in a SEND Music specialist to deliver a 1 day project in school and support teachers with using the technology in the 'toolkit'
  • Schools can buy in the iPad project, delivered by a SEND Music Specialist

Music Technology Project in partnership with Soft Touch Arts

Soft Touch Arts, in collaboration with the Leicestershire Music Hub have just completed a fabulous 6-week project working with 13 students from Birkett House Seniors and Ellesmere college to create and record an album of their own compositions using both technology and conventional instruments and vocals. Students were able to get a hands-on studio experience, and results have been very positive.

Students were also involved in the creation of a short video explaining about the project, and their video testimonials clearly show their engagement, enjoyment and sense of pride in their work. Please see the film below.

Staff from the 2 schools have also given very positive feedback; '[The students] had an absolutely incredible time and got so much out of it'. Other strengths were 'fantastic staff, adapting learning to meet the students' needs', and 'watching students grow in confidence and self-esteem'.

As a continuation of this project Ellesmere College now have a regular session at Soft Touch. Three young people are continuing their placement as a direct result of this project.

If you are interested in this excellent project taking place in your school, please contact us via


  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC 2


  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • LCC
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC 2