Jamalongs with Carrie & Mowkee
These jam sessions work alongside The Improvise Approach.
The Jamalong sessions allow students time and space to improvise harmoniously with each other, within a repeated musical framework.
The joy of always being in tune with each other, helps develop confidence and independence.
Each song has a picture and title/ theme to encourage easy recognition and imaginative play.
Traditional musical instruments are often very difficult for our PMLD students to access. By using iPads/ iPhones with the ThumbJam app and optimum positioning for the needs of that student, they have access to use any part of their body, to play a wide range of musical instruments and have more control over what and how they play.
It’s amazing to see the motivation that is created when a student realises they can play beautifully! It helps develop their hand-eye coordination, listening and communication skills, turn-taking...and so much more.
The well-being we all experience when are able to access music, must be accessible to everyone.
It’s our aim, that these sessions will help students/ staff/ carers/ parents....everyone, to make free, improvised, musical choices and give them the time to find their “inner muso”.
Richard Hirstwood's interview with us about our Jamalong sessions