I have been working in community music projects since 2005. I began running community music workshops for adults with severe learning disabilities with my colleague, Nicola Sheeran.
Together we managed the project for a permanent music centre, raising £50, 000 funds for equipment, tutors and trips over ten years. This music centre, Generator Music, was based at SELF Unlimited.
In 2011 I was very lucky to receive an award from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to pursue research surrounding electronic music instruments to support workshops for individuals with additional needs. I carried out this research at STEIM, Amsterdam and brought back new instruments and workshops based around electronic music making.
Following this computers and electronics became fully integrated into the music centre, and we ran an Electronic Music Month, where we devoted an entire month to electronic music pursuits.
Please download my report here.