I have been using Skoog now for nearly 4 years and it has become an integral part of my music technology to enable the young people I work with, who have varying degrees of ASN both physical and across the cognitive continuum, to achieve great success in musical activities. They are able to have greater exam success but perhaps even more importantly they have increased confidence and are willing to tackle challenges where previously they would have given up.
I've been working as a Community Musician, Project and Event Manager since 2002 and have worked with Drake Music since 2011 through my work at Sage Gateshead. Following a move to London in August 2013 I am now working with our London team as an Associate Musician and Project Manager and nationally as a Fundraising Associate and as a member of our National Training Team.
Skoog - A great tool for the musician/teacher looking to engage people with SEND
Community musician Fiona Sharp. Fiona graduated in 2004 from City University, London with a Bachelor of Music with Honours degree, specialising in music therapy for children with visual and hearing impairments. She has also gained a specialist Diploma in Deafblind Studies and Level 1 of British Sign Language.
I have had the privilege to observe and support the development and use of assistive technology for musicians over a period of more than 15 years. In the belief that this represents a vital new frontier for the creation and performance of music, irrespective of 'ability', I have made it my business to try to bring such new instruments and, most recently, the Skoog into the public arena with performances on major platforms.
Hello. My name is Shane Harvey, I am a HCPC registered Senior Music Therapist from Northern Ireland. In my clinical work I address the development of Children and Adolescents living with Visual Impairments, Physical Impairments and Complex Needs. I have not been compensated in any way for writing this review, and my opinions expressed on the Skoog's effectiveness are formed from over a year of using it in clinical practise.