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Accessible technology in Early Years music making

Andrew Cleaton
Accessible Technology in Early Years Music Making

Recounting first hand experience of music workshops in nursery settings, Andrew Cleaton will examine the possibilities and pitfalls of using accessible music technology with the under fives.  In addition to demonstrations, delegates will have the opportunity to get their hands on technology such as MIDIcreator and Soundbeam.

Andrew Cleaton
is an accomplished composer, producer and workshop leader.  Having studied Music at Bretton Hall College he went on to gain an MSc in Music Technology from York University.  Andrew has worked extensively in community music and formal education settings, often with an emphasis on the use of Music Technology as an enabling tool for people with disabilities.  He has lectured in synthesis and sound design and has travelled extensively, delivering projects and training in Iceland, Spain, Belgium and the USA. 

Having spent some time in arts development, both as Music Officer for Arts Council England, Yorkshire and Regional Coordinator for Youth Music,  Andrew returned to freelance work in 2005 and has maintained close links with the NCEM and Music4U, designing and delivering All Aboard! - an accessible early years music technology project.