Providing a workshop for looked after children and those considered 'hard to reach'. The workshop coaches young people in music technology and sound design using industry standard equipment. It has been well documented in both government and other published evidence that music-making is a positive and effective way of engaging young people. Reviews have found that participation in high quality music-making projects could have a positive impact on young people in care. While it impacts them directly by developing a range of skills necessary to support their resilience, findings suggest it also impacts on them indirectly by supporting better care plans, by improving relationships and understanding of their needs among their carers and Children‟s Services staff.
One of the main features of the ‘Sound Perspective’ Workshop is its flexibility in its delivery. The workshop encourages student based learning, and offers a mobile element whereby workshops can be delivered at a young persons place of residence or school if deemed suitable.
Sound Perspective is a unique and distinctive service in that the skills it teaches are not solely focused on music, instead it looks at all aspects of audio in new media and can focus on particular elements of interest to the service user.
While the core activity of the workshop is to teach the basics in music technology, young people can enjoy other social activities and outings as a relationship building exercise. This would depend on suitability and a thorough risk assessment.
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Now registered with AQA for the delivery of the Unit Award Scheme.
David Asomaning has a Masters degree in Music Technology a Post graduate certificate in audio production and a Bachelors degree in marketing, with over 10 years experience in the music and film industry as a composer and sound designer. David works with looked after children, young people and adults with emotional and behavioural difficulties. He is now teaching music technology and offering AQA unit award certificates upon successful completion of units of study. Currently David mentors young people with academic aspirations as part of the ‘Aspire’ organisation www.greataspirations.org.uk he teaches Music Technology A Level and has completed courses in music therapy, child protection, safeguarding, dealing with challenging behaviour and a number of other courses necessary for the delivery of an effective service. David is DBS (formaly CRB) checked and DM Sound Design has child protection policies in place