University of Edinburgh

Sounds of Intent: Music for Learners with Complex Needs

Date: Friday, 17th March 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Venue: SSC, Edinburgh
Cost: £110

NOTE - closing date for course is 24th February 2017


This course will explore how to promote the musical development of children and young people with complex needs based on the Sounds of Intent framework

Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile device or laptop with them to practise using the site.

The course will:

  • outline how musical skills and interests develop in children with complex needs, including those with sensory impairment;
  • set out the Sounds of Intent framework;
  • explain how to assess children using the online framework and recording system;
  • provide the opportunity to practise using the site and explore its resources.


Target Audience

All those working with children/young people with complex needs, including teachers, support staff, early years practitioners, voluntary organisations and parents/carers.


Professor Adam Ockelford, Director, Applied Music Research Centre, University of Roehampton.