has experience in both leading workshops and teaching. He has
lecturer at Warwickshire College and at Hereward College (the national
college for the disabled in Coventry), teaching courses including music
technology, music theory, improvisation, and
Having worked in both the formal and informal music sectors he is able
to tailor workshops towards curriculum goals if required, and has
experience working with children and adults with a wide range of
disabilities and special educational needs.
He has done workshops in a variety of different settings:
- Mainstream schools
mental health settings
With young offenders
around innovative uses of music technology combined with traditional
musical instruments and song-writing. Gadgets include Nintendo Wii
Remotes, SoundBeam and other tools. These allow people
with no previous musical experience to compose and
perform their own music, quickly gaining confidence and finding that
music-making can be both fun
and a valuable means of self-expression.
BPM at PMZ
Plymouth Music Zone have a fantastic sensory room. The BPM sessions use
all the senses to help children and adults with learning difficulties
to create music. Steve has introduced the use of Nintendo Wii remotes
into these sessions, encouraging participants to use movement.
Recording technologies allow people to instantly hear the results of
their performances, and music tracks can be mixed on the fly to produce
quality musical results, giving a sense of achievement.
child based installation that brings
digital creativity into the classroom. Combining visual,
audio and movement work it allows young people to author and manipulate
their own virtual environments."
As well as delivering the workshops and creating music from sounds the
pupils recorded in their school environments, Steve also produced the
music and sounds
for a variety of themes for the children to explore. The music
technology allowed the young people to record their own sounds and
perform/mix them live to create a soundtrack for their multimedia
The Music Igniter
for music leaders organised by MusicLeader West Midlands. Alongside
intensive training by Phil Mullen of Goldsmiths College, this course
resulted in music workshop projects at a special needs school and a
secure mental health unit for young offenders.
Steve has a current CRB check, public liability insurance, and has
signed up to the Code
of Practice for Music Leaders