Early Years music-making

  • by Valerie

    Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 - 14:00

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How can we sustain and improve the access to and quality of music education over the next 3 years? If this question interests you do read on!

Read this blog from Paul Weston and comments from Nell Farrally and myself regarding Early Years musical assessment tools: http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/learning/blogs/paul-weston/baahs-and-be...

OrffUK run 'Nurturing Creativity Through Music' - an active, creative training for people involved with music and children. This Saturday is a very special Early Years course with an incredible practitioner, Soili Perkiö, from Finland who is known around the world.

OrffUK run 'Nurturing Creativity Through Music' - an active, creative training for people involved with music and children. This Saturday is a very special Early Years course with an incredible practitioner, Soili Perkiö, from Finland who is known around the world.

The Music Education Council conference kick-started a discussion on how to move early years music-making forward as a sector. One issue that arose was how to make use of multi-agency working to assess need and secure the interest of parents/carers and children. Our agreed action was to share examples of where this has worked well, so I am opening the dialogue. Here’s a description of a partnership with a housing association and a primary school. Please share your experiences!

This early years music evidence review is a whistle-stop hurtle through some of the literature and research in this area of music education.

  • by Becca

    Tue 21 Apr 2015

Hello,
Thanks to Youth Music for funding the WILD Young Parents' Project for another 3 years. We are looking forward to expanding our work from the last year and developing our project.

For about half my working week I’m an Early Years Musician.  The other half I spend as a freelance evaluator, working for music organisations, MEHs and community projects such as The Trowbridge Song Project.

I received a professional development bursary from Soundwaves, the South West Early Years Music Network funded by Youth Music. Here's the report I've written which may be of interest to members of this discussion group.

We launched this Early Years Group because we are keen to pull together and engage with the conversations, ideas and questions from the Early Years sector. We know that many Youth Music Network members are involved with music-making projects for children under five and are very passionate about their work. Now we felt it was a good time to launch this group because of the new research Youth Music published and because there is so much going on in the Early Years sector.

We launched this Early Years Group because we are keen to pull together and engage with the conversations, ideas and questions from the Early Years sector. We know that many Youth Music Network members are involved with music-making projects for children under five and are very passionate about their work. Now we felt it was a good time to launch this group because of the new research Youth Music published and because there is so much going on in the Early Years sector.

We invite you to join this group, whether you are working directly with young children aged 0-5 years, or are involved in the Early Years sector in the wider sense, either as a project manager or an academic for example, and participate in the lively conversations we are hoping to host here. We are going to be posting blogs and engaging in conversations too but welcome you to post blogs or resources and start conversations about Early Years music-making.

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