UP! Orchestra Holiday Activities

A week of inclusive activities designed to be accessible for young people with special educational needs. These fun and inspiring music sessions will be interactive with opportunities for students to participate musically. 

The sessions will aim to be as inclusive as possible for children with special education needs and no previous musical experience is needed. 

The sessions will be delivered via zoom and a link will be sent to each student visa their parent or carer after they have been registered.

Week 2: 24 – 28 August

UP! Orchestra: Drums and percussion (SEN friendly)

An interactive drums and percussion workshop where you’ll learn how to make your own percussion instruments as well as explore sounds and rhythms from around the world! 

  • Monday 24 August
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: You are welcome to join us with any percussion that you have available ranging from a simple bucket to a full drum kit!
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 24

Register for free


UP! Orchestra: Music Production (SEN friendly)

Learn the basics of how to create music in practically any style using Soundtrap integrated with Zoom! Also learn about SEN accessible apps and other technologies!

  • Tuesday 25 August
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: No
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 18

Register for free


UP! Orchestra: Singing (SEN friendly)

A fun and interactive singing workshop where participants will musical play games and learn new songs from around the world!

  • Wednesday 26 August
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: No
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 24

Register for free


UP! Orchestra: Strings day part 1 – guitar, ukulele and bass guitar (SEN friendly)

Each group will have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to play their instrument. They will take part in games and activities and will learn a number of new songs and melodies together. 

  • Thursday 27 August
  • 15.00 – 16.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: Participants will need access to an instrument for this workshop.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 24

Register for free

UP! Orchestra: Strings day part 2 – violin and viola (SEN friendly)

Each group will have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to play their instrument. They will take part in games and activities and will learn a number of new songs and melodies together. 

  • Thursday 27 August
  • 16.00 – 17.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: Participants will need access to an instrument for this workshop.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 18

Register for free


UP! Orchestra: Sharing music from the week (SEN friendly)

An opportunity for all students and tutors to meet up, share activities and their learning and experiences from the week

  • Friday 28 August
  • 16.00 -17.00
  • Level or age: 12 – 25 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Own instrument required: No
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 42

Register for free