Innovative approach to creating music

Thank you to a participant on one of our vFILS virtual courses, who spotted this story about an interesting application of assistive technology.

BBC Radio Four recently featured a student, Charlotte White, who plays classical music by using head movements and switches.

Click here to read the accompanying BBC article where you will also find links to a video of Charlotte performing a cello solo, and to Drake Music, where she learned the access techniques.

Charlotte’s story illustrates an unusual and successful use of alternative access methods. While recognising her impressive achievements, the article also considers the challenges students creating music using alternative methods may face if they wish to be entered for traditional exams.

Image taken from a YouTube clip of Charlotte performing a cello solo

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