A free music workshop held at UWA’s School of Music in collaboration with Activ Foundation gave people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a fun percussion exercise.
Chloe Lagrenade, a UWA Bachelor of Science student who ran the workshop as part of her music broadening units said she had a passion for volunteering and giving back to the community.
“I decided to play on my strengths and organise something that would engage the community, and get people involved in volunteering,” she said.
“For people living with disability, communication can sometimes be more difficult, but with percussion it's such a universal language you can communicate without using your voice, it doesn't really limit anyone.
“Anyone can benefit from music because it engages so many parts of your body, your coordination and different parts of your brain.”
Ms Lagrenade who is studying pathology and laboratory medicine said she was interested in working with people who have a disability and would like to help advance research in the area in future.
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