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Good Vibrations Toolkit

Drawn from two decades experience of facilitating inclusive music, soundLINCS has developed the Good Vibrations music toolkit for adults working with deaf and hearing impaired children and young people. It is developed in partnership with Leicestershire Schools Music Service with support from Leicestershire Hearing Support Service.


Download Now: Good Vibrations

Or, to view the toolkit online within your browser, please click here.


We are thrilled to have launched the Toolkit with Paul Whittaker OBE who said “Congratulations to soundLINCS on creating Good Vibrations.  As a deaf musician with over 30 years experience of teaching and promoting the topic, I know there is a need for a guide explaining why music is important for deaf people, and that helps you find out more. It should be used nationally to encourage making music with deaf people and am delighted to recommend it.”

The toolkit has been developed by soundLINCS especially for adults working with deaf and hearing impaired children and young people.  We have drawn on our professional experiences gathered from two decades of inclusive music making with children and young people.

Good Vibrations project was part of soundLINCS FundC initiative.  A National Foundation of Youth Music Funded programme. In partnership with Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service with support from Leicester-Shire Hearing Impaired Service, Bishop Grosseteste University, soundLINCS have developed this toolkit to be a practical aid; a gateway; a portal, a support guide for adults working with deaf and hearing-impaired children in a music environment.

Alongside the practical information, we have accumulated many relevant resources to help build knowledge and support including research, literature reviews, case studies and articles from experts in the field such as Music and the Deaf, National Deaf Children’s Society and the Ear Foundation.

This toolkit promotes an understanding of how people who are deaf are hearing impaired can experience music and is for those who are endeavouring to deliver musically inclusive activities, looking for inspirational role models or wanting to widen their inclusive working practices. Following feedback from practitioners it has been devised primarily to be a quirky attractive printed  booklet,  Printed copies can be purchased at a cost of £1 each plus P&P, please do contact us if you would like one or download the toolkit for FREE below

So, whether you are a Teacher of the Deaf, school teacher, SENcO, music service instrumental teacher, community musician, a parent or carer or just have an interest in this work, we hope you will find this a great resource on your journey.

And what’s more is, we are delighted that the Toolkit is further endorsed by Dame Evelyn Glennie who said: “This is such an excellent toolkit, hugely helpful, and will be a great resource”. Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premiere solo percussionist, composer and speaker, profoundly deaf since the age of 12.

If you would like a printed copy or to find out more please email info@soundlincs.org  Or Please download for FREE, share and enjoy our Good Vibrations Toolkit! – GoodVibrations


Download Now:  Good Vibrations

Or, to view the toolkit online within your browser, please click here.


To read more about the process of creating the Good Vibrations Toolkit read our blog post: Good Vibrations: Why Wouldn’t You Do Music with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired?

To read the full press release click here.