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date: 23 February 2020

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This chapter centers on the potential of technology to greatly transform the way people with disabilities experience and express themselves through music. A variety of methods for developing the untapped potential of music participants with complex needs in the modern music classroom are discussed. Widely available technology, such as Skype, Google Hangout, and simple online communication technology, create real and enduring international connections and interactions in music education for all learners. The definitions of music and musicianship are discussed, considering twenty-first-century issues and trends in the inclusive classroom. How we define who is a musician and who is considered to have the prerequisite music skills and expertise to be referred to as a performer will increasingly change, or in fact become irrelevant, with the advent of personal music technology. The result will be music opportunities for all special needs populations around the world.

Keywords: international, disabilities, technology, musicianship, inclusive, opportunities

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