Ryan McCaul, BMus’17, harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Co-founded by Don Wright Faculty of Music alumnus Ryan McCaul, Inclusive Instruments, a Chicago-based non-profit, transforms tablet computers and other mobile devices into adaptive instruments for anyone with a disability.

McCaul, BMus’17, first generated the idea while learning electro-acoustic music composition at Western. He was also employed as a developmental service worker through Participation House, a London service that works with people with developmental and/or complex physical needs.

Music isn’t just for those who can pound a piano or blow their own horn, Ryan McCaul stresses. Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those whose motor control might not let them play conventional instruments.

Read full article (Western News, October 29, 2019)

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Don Wright Faculty of Music – Music Research and Composition Department