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Network Newsletter

September edition of the Youth Music Network newsletter out now!

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Working with deaf and hearing impaired children

The NMPAT inclusion team share their findings.

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Youth Music grants get a revamp

Changes include introduction of small grants and higher qualifying age limits

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A fair deal for vulnerable young people?

Latest research on the impact of public sector cuts.

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Soundwaves case studies

Musical inclusion across Devon and Torbay

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Direct From The Source

Music Leading in a Domestic Abuse Refuge for women and children in Plymouth 

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The Creativity Project

Music4U’s report now available.

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Youth Orchestras for disabled people

Consultation findings

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Other adults in your session: Help or Hindrance?

Join the discussion with your own experiences...

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Exploring the ukelele

Watch this video of a two-year old taking her first musical steps.

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A day in the life of a Project Trainee

Read about what it's like to train on a Key Stage 1 music project

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Welcome to the Youth Music Network

Jobs
Sound Connections are seeking an outstanding individual to manage our programmes of ground-breaking musical opportunities for children and young people in London, as well as be part of the senior management team.
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This course is designed for primary music coordinators, class teachers, instrumental teachers and teaching assistants and will explore all aspects of composing at KS2.
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Gain understanding of strategies and activities to encourage high quality composition at GCSE and A Level.
music-making session with young children
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Want to get adults and carers more engaged in early-years music-making?
Paraorchestra performing on stage in Qatar
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The MUSE Project is working to establish youth orchestras for disabled people in England and we’re changing our name to reflect this new focus for the organisation. But what should these youth orchestras and also the new organisation be called?
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Since 2006 Readipop has delivered three Urban Orchestra projects in conjunction with music services and has developed a model for musical inclusive work with young people. We have tried to mix the best of the 'urban' experience with the ethos of the orchestra to create something that is more the feel of a yarn bombed lamp post or an open...

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Siggy Patchitt

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"Relationship" in Music teaching and Music leading

I've always considered the relationship to be the starting point when working with young people in a non-formal setting...

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KateR-zoladay

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Seven questions for creativity nurturers (Thank you to Ben Sandbrook for the inspirational material)

Thank you Anita, has given me plenty to think about and keep me focussed. Best wishes, Kate

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Sophie Scott

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Out of the blue

What a lovely letter! A really perfect illustration of musical inclusion.

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anita holford

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Tips for Bidding, Reporting or Project Planning for BME Inclusion.

This link may also be helpful - it's the first conversation on the related topic of BME music leaders, started by Pete...