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SERVICES

Music services

We offer bespoke one-to-one music tuition on voice, piano, or in general musicianship

for disabled or neuro divergent children ages 6-16 wishing to begin or further their musical career.

We work closely with clients, providing a mentoring as well as a teaching service. We aim to develop musical and creative skills, as well as nurturing musical journeys by taking account of personal aspirations.

We also offer the above service to people out with this age bracket. (Contact for more details).

Owing to the current COVID-19 related restrictions, all of our services are currently carried out online.

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Workshops

We are also available to book for creative music workshops for business, community groups or other organisations.

This service can be digitally delivered (Contact for more details).

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Access consultancy

We provide expert advice for your business or organisation on various aspects of accessibility. This will include website accessibility, specifically testing compatability of screen readers used by visually impaired people, suitable use of language, and disability equality training for your team (For specific enquiries and further details including prices please contact).

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Mentoring Scheme

Sorcha will be launching a mentoring scheme and support network for Scottish-based disabled identifying women working in the arts.

This programme will be launching in the near future. Please get in touch to register your interest.

 

ABOUT ME

Sorcha trained at the University of Aberdeen and graduated as a community musician in 2017. Her expertise lies in inclusive music practice, in group and individual contexts.

 

She is passionate about accessibility, and nurturing individuals whilst breaking down any barriers to musical participation they face. 

 

Sorcha has worked with artists from other art-forms, including dancers and visual artists. She is engaged in conversations for change across the arts relating to representation and access. Notable collaborations and partnerships include her 2020 project with the OneWorld centre Dundee and Kings Park School funded by Bridge47 welcome to our world a project facilitating global citizenship education through musical creativity.

Sorcha can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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TESTIMONIALS

Kathryn, Parent of Piano Pupil

"Sorcha is my son's piano teacher. She is a very gentle and patient teacher. He is a beginner and she has structured his lessons to include knowledge of scales, the position of notes on the keyboard and fingerings through learning a real tune. She has encouraged him to listen to simple sequences of notes and to copy them after she has played them. This is helping him to develop his aural recognition of notes. Sorcha also encourages his creativity and experimentation and listens to tunes he has learned or made up himself. My son has Asperger's and mild ADHD and Sorcha approaches her lessons with him with great patience, enthusiasm and flexibility. I would recommend Sorcha as a skilled, patient and encouraging teacher. We would thoroughly recommend working with Sorcha Pringle! Lots of creative and quirky ideas to bring music sessions to life and inspire young people."

Anousha (11)

I took workshops from Sorcha for 6 weeks. I loved how we could use our imagination with the music/composition so much. She gave us a story and we got to put it to music ourselves – I’d never done that before.

Naomi (7)

I liked the musical pipes to make up tunes – really fun!

Sorcha was good at making learning fun! I still remember all the songs we learnt!

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OTHER WORK

Poem for Not Going Back to Normal

Not Going Back to Normal is a collective manifesto calling for systemic change and better treatment of disabled people working in the arts.

Sorcha wrote this poem as a response to her experience as a disabled artist, particularly the tendency to apply tokenism to recruitment processes.

Poetry for Fun A Day Dundee

Fun a Day Dundee is a project encouraging people to commit to doing something everyday in January and runs every year.

Sorcha commited to producing a poem a day as a journaling activity and selected her three favourites for an online exhibition which was held in August 2020.

Boardmember for Unlimited

Sorcha recently took up the post of boardmember for Unlimited who are currently transitioning from a commissioning strand for disabled artist to an independent organisation.

Unlimited aim to support and commission art produced by disabled artists. Sorcha role on the board involves making strategic decisions about the future of the organisation.

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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

At Springboard Creative Arts we operate under the social model of disability. The social model of disability says that people are disabled by barriers in society which they come across in their day-to-day lives, such as physical barriers or attitudes. If you see the term ‘a disabled person’, this is what we mean. We use this model as, unlike other models, it takes the blame of an impairment or difference away from the individual and leads to a more equitable society.

We are constantly trying to improve access to our website so if you face any barriers to accessing this site as it is please get in touch and let us know what we can do better.