1. What is the minimum age to enrol in the Pre-Entry level course?
2. I have no music or formal qualifications relating to intellectual disability. Would The University of Conductology be suitable for me?
Absolutely. As long as you have a real interest in the sector, agree with our ethos, and have empathy for people with special needs, then this is suitable for you.
3. I am an experienced musician; however, I do not have any formal qualifications. What level should I start with?
We would advise you to commence on Entry Level and progress through the modules. By doing so, you will gain a deep understanding of the Conductology methodology origins and gradually progress through more detailed and specialised material.
4. I have several years of experience working in the field of special needs. I have no background or experience in music. However, I would be keen to enrol in the Conductology training. What is the best starting point?
The best starting point is the Entry Level. If you successfully progress through this module, you will have a solid understanding of music and sound.
5. I have a child who has a profound disability and complex needs. Would Conductology be useful for him?
Absolutely. We mean it when we say, ‘Creating a world where EVERY child can play’- each child is unique. Some will require extra support, while others will be able to complete tasks with little help. For students with intellectual disabilities who enrol in the Pre-Entry Level, there will be a lot of opportunities for networking, friendship building, supporting each other and having fun. The inside Conductology community is a safe place where the students can ‘hang out’ and be proud of who they are and what they achieve.
6. What happens if I am unable to complete the course in the set time frame?
.That is no problem. You can complete this at a later stage.
7. I am a special needs teacher who is always interested in learning and finding out new interventions. Would I be able to use the Conductology methodology within my classroom and school environment?
You can certainly use all that you have learned in the courses. However, only Licensed Conductologists are permitted to teach the Conductology gesture system.
8. My child has an intellectual disability, nonverbal and ADHD. Would she be able to participate in the course?
Of course. All children can make and perform music. Within the Conductology community your child will be fully supported, encouraged and rewarded.
9. Are the courses accredited?
Yes, each of the courses are CPD accredited.Yes, each of the courses are CPD accredited.
10. I do not have any musical instruments, nor do I have the financial resources to purchase them. Will this exclude me from completing some of the required tasks?
Not at all. In fact, we encourage creating music in a creative way with the use of body percussion, voice, and found objects. Quality music making does not, and should not, have to cost much.
11. Is there an option to complete any of the Conductology courses in an intensive schedule over a few days?
Yes, at certain times and locations throughout the year, residential intensive training is offered. This will be posted on the website.
12. If a course requires you to successfully complete a placement, is it up to the student to find an appropriate setting?
In a nutshell, yes. The suitability of the placement will be verified by the Conductology team before commencement.
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