Music: Make Your Own Music (Reaching Out)

Ref: C3740345

This course is aimed at adults with learning and or physical disabilities. You will work in a safe, structured environment to explore music making, instrument playing, song writing and recording. You will have access to music technology to enable your learning.

Additional information about this course

Booking via the Chichester branch is essential. Half term: TBC - 2 breaks.

Course aim

To provide a programme for the development of musical skills in adults who require a higher level of learning support. Physical needs supported with music technology.

Who is the course for?

No previous qualifications needed. open to all

What topics will this course cover

Learning about percussion and rhythms. Learning about pitch and tempo. Learning about songwriting and recording. Learning about different styles of music.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Play a percussion instrument within a group piece. 2. Follow musical instructions (tempo, start, stop and dynamics - louder/quieter) 3. Effectively use the available technology.

How will I know I'm making progress?

We will have regular discussion in the group, sometimes with a support worker too. We will talk as a group but time will be made available for private discussion with your tutor.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?


Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Continue within courses offered by the WEA.

Download full course outline

Music: Make Your Own Music (Reaching Out) Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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