Professional Development Day
FREE professional development day, led by folk artist and educator Emmie Ward.
Share experience and content developed over the past six months through EFDSS’ Inclusive Folk programme funded by Postcode Community Trust. Including the establishment of fortnightly Folk Unlimited creative music sessions at Cecil Sharp House, outreach in disability settings and a new resource.
Thursday, 18 July, 10am – 4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House
For music educators wanting to widen their skills and understanding of using folk music, song and dance with young people with learning disabilities including those with complex needs.
This day will be full of ideas, guidance and tips, leaving you with the confidence, energy and skills to develop and inspire your own practice. Presentations and practical sessions will explore high quality practice and how to embrace inclusion.
The aims of the day are to:
Led by the lead tutor of Folk Unlimited, Emmie Ward, with support from co-leader Joe Danks and trainee Freda D’Souza.
This day is guaranteed to be inspiring, challenging and most of all, fun!
Emmie Ward holds a PG CERT in music and special needs using Sound Of Intent with Roehampton University. She is a folk musician and works as a freelance music and folk arts practitioner and teaches a range of classes for people with learning disabilities. She specialises in using a multi-sensory approach to storytelling and music. Emmie has worked in a variety of settings including day centres, FE colleges and schools where she has worked as a teacher for many years. Projects have included Everybody Dance Company, a millennium funded dance project with performers with complex needs, and working on the show Weighting by Extraordinary Bodies an inclusive, touring circus. Emmie is lead tutor for EFDSS’ Get Your Folk On! Plus holiday workshops, and Folk Unlimited creative music sessions, both for disabled young people at Cecil Sharp House.
Advance booking essential. Limited places.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please provide your own lunch. Our café will also be open.
Find out more about our Folk Unlimited creative music sessions