Accessible Music Making Day

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2023
Time: 10.00am
Price: Free
Venue: More Music 13-17 Devonshire Rd, West End, Morecambe LA3 1QT

This is annual event at More Music is an opportunity for teachers and music leaders to share workshop ideas and songs for making music.

This time we will be joined by Ben Sellers and Rosie Rushton, experts in Accessible music making – details below.

We will have a performance from musician Steve Varden who will also be talking about Music Tech.

Plus – there’s a chance to look at some of the material and ideas for next years Accessible Singing Day.

To book a place please email

Listening, Sensing and Being: Making music with pupils with Complex Needs. This session, led by practitioner and researcher Rosie Rushton, explores best practice when making music with pupils with PMLD. It will share the latest research on the impact music can have on pupils with PMLD, discuss how we can bring singing into our PMLD sessions, and share (and try out!) practical approaches that use musical play as a means of engagement. A fantastic opportunity to refresh and deepen your practice in this area.

Rosie Rushton is an ESRC-funded PhD researcher, and music facilitator based in the West Midlands, where she has established herself as a specialist in music provision for individuals with learning disabilities. Rosie collaborates nationally in projects with schools, charities, and communities to devise, facilitate and evaluate accessible and meaningful musical experiences. Her research interests include; profound and complex disabilities (PMLD), music education, musical play, music and inclusivity. Rosie’s practical experiences continue to inform, motivate, and inspire her research.