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Sound Explorers is our new project bringing music and sound to young people across additional support needs settings in Scotland. This builds on our  All Join In programme and has supported a new group of Associate Musicians to develop their skills and work in 10 schools across 5 new local authorities! This work is thanks to Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Targeted Fund.

The new Associate Musician team come from all musical walks of life, and have been developing their skills with Drake Music Scotland training, mentorship and peer learning. Find out more about the team.

Sound Explorers musicians in training session
Sound Explorers musicians discovering new ways of using Figurenotes to teach

We are working in schools across:

  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Glasgow
  • Highland
  • South Lanarkshire

In May and June our musicians led over 40 online workshops with young people in additional support need settings. Young people explored sound in these workshops and started to discover Figurenotes and a range of music technology.

“The children loved the sessions, looked forward to them and were really engaged and interested. My class have quite a limited curriculum that they can access and he was absolutely brilliant with them – soothing, fabulous and communication and really engaging.”

Teacher, Sound Explorers School

From September-December our musicians will deliver over 100 workshops face to face with young people to develop their musical voices and to actively participate in creating and performing music. Our team will create resources and share their skills with schools and other musicians. To find out more about what they’ve been up to, keep an eye on this page for updates.