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The Arts and Special Education: "Drumming with Students with Special Needs: Experiences and What I learnt" by Cheryl Ong

The Arts and Special Education is a series of forums that aim to discuss and investigate teaching methods and strategies in Arts Special Education; this includes but not limited to special needs and the gifted. Each forum will feature artists or practitioners from various disciplines of arts to share their works and experiences in Special Education.

Cheryl Ong is the speaker for the fourth session of this series. Cheryl has been actively teaching drums to people from all walks of life from a wide range of ages. Through this session, she will share her personal experience working with youths and children with special needs and discuss how drumming can be used as a tool for them to learn and express themselves.

About the speaker: Cheryl Ong. A Singaporean percussionist who is currently active in music performance and education, Cheryl graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing and also spent a year at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, broadening her knowledge on Western percussion instruments and repertoire. Cheryl regularly performs with avant rock group, THE OBSERVATORY and SA, a trio which uses traditional Chinese instruments with modern sensibilities. Cheryl has been involved in improvisational and experimental practices in recent years, exploring different ideas and sounds. She is also into exploring new teaching methods, focusing more on creative processes and critical thinking.

To attend, please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/YmnaLMgg25vs02Ti2


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13 June 2016
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm Venue: Open Stage, Library@Esplanade. 8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 039802

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