Interactive Music-Making

Highly Commended in the Nursery World Awards 2020 Inclusive Practice Award!

“Interactive Music-Making is what early years is all about.  What better inclusive environment can you think of?”  
Dimitrios Kontozisis, Deputy Head-Specialist Leader in Education,
Clyde Nursery School and Children's Centre

“Interactive Music-Making allows all children to communicate and share their ideas with others.”  
Stephen Harris, Head Teacher at James Wolfe School

"The dialogue I’ve had with a little boy in my group who is selective mute, on the drum has been completely mindblowing.  After his first sessions his key worker said to me ‘He’s so much more confident."

Interactive Music-Maker, 2016

Interactive Music-Making is a child-centred approach to music-making, which promotes positive relationships and fosters each child’s individual potential. It uses techniques drawn from music therapy within an approach designed to make music integral part of children’s early development opportunities, supporting skills associated with social communication, including attention and listening, non-verbal and verbal communication, turn-taking and sharing.  Training comprises 12-weekly teaching sessions, with an emphasis on practical learning which can be applied directly in the workplace as the course unfolds, followed by a practical assignment (running interactive music-making sessions for a small group of children in the course participant’s early years setting). To read more, download our information leaflet 'What is Interactive Music-Making?'

The IMM Course will run from September 2021 to May 2022. The Taught Componant will take place at Morden Mount School, in South East London, from the 17th September - 3rd December 2021, on Friday afternoons (12-3pm).

To apply, first read our Training Information Leaflet and Covid Guidance and FAQs, before completing the Student Application Form and returning it before 1st September 2021. If you would like to apply for an IMM Award, to recieve a fully-funded place on the course as well as a free set of intruments and a conribution towards your cover/travel costs, your setting manager must complete an additional IMM Award Form (for more information on the IMM Awards, read our Award Scheme Information Leaflet here). 


Interactive Music-Making is the joint initiative of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Music Therapy Service and Music as Therapy International




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