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Part two of a reflection on a year of music making with young people in Rutland

Part one of a reflection of the year making music with young people in Rutland

Music education in rural areas in jeopardy….BUT decent broadband is the answer

• Virtual music tuition can fill the gap for remote schools but relies on superfast broadband


• New report supports findings of “The State of Rural Services 2016”, published earlier this year by Rural England


In a new report launched today, youth music development charity NYMAZ spells out how digital technology could revolutionise the way schools provide music tuition. But it warns that poor broadband in rural areas is limiting young people’s access to equal life opportunities.

This year the world has gone to hell in a handcart and the news seems to be that it's not going to get better any time soon. Now, more than ever, our work is needed and it's important that we nurture the part that feeds our passion to continue.

The Clarion is an accessible musical instrument 8 years in the making. A key componant of OpenUp Music's groundbreaking Open School Orchestras programme, the Clarion can be played with any part of the body, including your head, feet or even your eyes. In this post, OpenUp Music's CEO and Technical Director Barry Farrimond shares the journey the organisation has been on over the past 8 years... 

Here I want to look back on a collaborative project I was involved with, where young people with learning disabilities formed a band using accessible music technology.  

Research project Connect Resound brings inclusive, effective music education to excluded and remote areas around the UK. 

In part 1 and part 2 I talked about how we created the music for several different songs out of jamming together with digital technology... In this part we finish the song by writing words and using performance as a composition tool.

This is part of a keynote I delivered in March at Colston Hall to the RESEO conference (www.reseo.org). It is heavily plaigarised and I have tried to give credit to those whose copy and ideas I have nicked. It's more of a rant than an attempt to put forward new ideas but it sums up what I think of technology. Thanks for reading...

This group is for the discussion of all things related to music technology. Join to keep up to speed with the latest equipment, ideas of how you might use it working with young people and much much more!

This group is for the discussion of all things related to music technology. Join to keep up to speed with the latest equipment, ideas of how you might use it working with young people and much much more!

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