OHMI Music-Makers WCET Programme 2023-24 Project Evaluation

Emma Nenadic, Nikki Booth

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    Music charity The OHMI Trust (OHMI) is dedicated to removing obstacles that prevent children and adults with physical disabilities from fully participating in music. By offering training programs, facilitating music sessions, and collaborating with innovative instrument developers, OHMI seeks to ?remove the barriers to music-making so as to enable full and undifferentiated participation in musical life? (OHMI, online). This evaluation focuses on OHMI?s Music-Makers WCET (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition) Programme 2023-24, which aims to provide equal access to WCET for children with additional needs in mainstream primary schools. Working closely with Nottingham, Northamptonshire and Birmingham Music Hubs, the programme assesses the requirements of children participating in WCET for the forthcoming academic year. If children are found to have physical needs that would make playing conventional instruments challenging or not possible, OHMI supplies accessible instruments, necessary equipment, staff training, and other support before WCET classes commence. Researchers from Birmingham City University (BCU) evaluated the efficacy and impact of the Music-Makers WCET Programme 2023-24 using qualitative methods. This report sets out these findings and includes details on take up and nature of provision, WCET observations, adult and children perspectives, and recommendations for future iterations of the programme. This is the third consecutive evaluation of the Music-Makers programme undertaken by BCU (see Nenadic & Booth, 2022; Nenadic, MacGregor & Booth, 2023).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBirmingham
    PublisherBirmingham City University
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 18 Mar 2024


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