In the classroom
Liquid Listening supports teachers and schools who may not have specialist musical knowledge to implement deep listening strategies and creative music-making in a classroom setting - essentially replicating the beneficial listening practice of Musical Hydrotherapy outside a pool environment.
Listening activities for schools without pools
Our Continuing Professional Development sessions provide staff with ideas and techniques for creating a relaxing, supportive and attentive atmosphere in the classroom using a simple set of activities. The process, when repeated daily as part of the class’s routine for as little as 5 minutes per day, can have a noticeable effect on the attentiveness and calm atmosphere.
The CPD is suitable for teachers of all levels of musical experience and confidence.
We have observed that a very common issue in special schools is the lack of confidence many teachers experience when asked to deliver music lessons. Our training gives simple tools that create meaningful activities and professional-sounding outcomes that any teacher can do, regardless of their musical background.
The scheme of work provided could be implemented into a student's formal accreditation or count towards their EHCP targets.
Read composer and sound artist Duncan Chapman's blog about taking creative music-making into Bedelsford School here.
"The Beacon Institute at the University of Kent is proud to work in partnership with Liquid Listening, and to support their valuable and innovative work in interactive performance. The company represents a model of creative collaboration between science, technology and artistic practice. "
Robert Shaughnessy, Acting Director, Beacon Institute, University of Kent