About Us

SoundOUT, established in 2011 by Dr Gráinne McHale, provides inclusive music opportunities for people with and without disabilities in Ireland. Through the facilitation of accessible music lessons, combined with the development of inclusive bands, SoundOUT aims to empower people of all abilities to creatively express themselves through music. SoundOUT utilises the creative, educational and inclusive potential of a range of assistive music technologies to ensure universal access for all abilities,including people with profound physical disabilities. A central aim of SoundOUT is to normalise inclusive music making, by bringing musicians with and without disabilities together to learn and perform music. There are currently 300 participants on the SoundOUT programme to date, which includes outreach schools programme, developed in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Gráinne, director of SoundOUT, also provides consultations and in-service training for schools and community groups, to support the development of inclusive practice on a local, national and international level.

 

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