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January 22, 2003

Workshop provides good vibrations

From: Huddersfield Daily Examiner, UK - 22 Jan 2003

Jan 22 2003

By The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

CHILDREN with hearing difficulties had fun with music during a special workshop.

The event, at the Deighton Centre, Huddersfield, involved children from Park Road Primary School, Batley, Lowerhouses Primary School and Newsome High School. It was run by the charity Music and the Deaf.

The children, aged between four and 16, all have hearing impairments.

During the event, the children worked in groups on rhythm, composition, using instruments and playing music games.

The workshops were led by Paul Whittaker and by Joanna Bradley.

The day ended with a performance by the children for parents and teachers.

Sue Rosborough, manager of Music and the Deaf in Huddersfield, said: "They feel the music through vibrations. They feel it through the floor or on the instrument. Then they learn the rhythm through watching."

Nikki Learoyd, 12, of Newsome High School, said: "I really enjoyed making the music."

Music and the Deaf now plans to introduce after-school music clubs for the deaf in Kirklees. These will start in May.

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