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Sounding Out

In 2014, Creative Futures was approached by researchers at the UCL Ear Institute and Institute of Education (led by Dr Deborah Vickers and Professor Graham Welch) to collaborate on a study into the effects of singing on the pitch perception and speech ability of children with hearing impairment. We have been collaborating on this programme ever since, working with Year 1 and 2 pupils at Laycock School in Islington. From the summer of 2015 we will be collaborating on a new project with the same researchers in two specialist secondary deaf schools in London. We have been awarded 3-year funding by Youth Music to deliver this programme which will involve weekly vocal workshops, drumming, staff and music leader training, and instrumental courses during school holidays.