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.
This is more than just a sound making object, it’s a great way for young people to be introduced to making expressive sounds, and in time, music... The Skoog, though silly and fun loving on the outside, contains within it the serious potential to turn anyone into a musician and enjoy the satisfaction of musical expression.