Sage Gateshead

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Here is a short a short account of a journey of ideas that resulted in a song and video arising from conversations about mobile phones.  

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people and adults with additional needs. The project supports the music delivery skills of participants, and endeavours to tackle issues of inequality through providing access to work experience and pathways to employment with an emphasis on ability and inclusivity. This is a short blog on CMS visibility and the 'social norm'. Here are some thoughts that Programme Leader Matt Sokel has shared with Steve Jinski as we restructure the CMS programme for the next stage of its development. 

A short blog discussing the use of Arts Award in a SEND setting. Community Music Spark is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It was first established in 2005.  As part of their Youth Music Fund A project they engaged as a group and as individuals with Arts Award. Through this process they were able to expand, evidence and reflect uppon their learning beyond musical engagement and into transferrable personal and social skills. 

Experienced CoMusica practitioner Wendy Doyle talks through the Alphabet process, a creative way of facilitating evaluation conversations with young people.

Created as part of Sage Gateshead's CoMusica Inclusion training offer this instructional video talks through the steps of setting EQ's on a DJ mixer

Created as part of Sage Gateshead's CoMusica Inclusion training offer this instructional video talks through the steps of connecting and cleaning DJ needles

Created as part of Sage Gateshead's CoMusica Inclusion training offer this instructional video talks through the steps of connecting CDJ's and Vinyl turntables to a DJ mixer

Sage Gateshead Early Years practitioners Eleanor and Carol introduce their favorite songs for under 5s as part of CoMusica Inclusion's training offer.

CoMusica Inclusion has created a series of videos highlighting the importance of effective partnership working in collaboration with local youth work organisations.
Many thanks to Streetwise Newcastle, Barnardos and Northumberland Clubs for Young People for making this possible.
Here is video 7 - Peer Mentoring

CoMusica Inclusion has created a series of videos highlighting the importance of effective partnership working in collaboration with local youth work organisations.
Many thanks to Streetwise Newcastle, Barnardos and Northumberland Clubs for Young People for making this possible.
Here is video 6 - Ensuring Quality

CoMusica Inclusion has created a series of videos highlighting the importance of effective partnership working in collaboration with local youth work organisations.
Many thanks to Streetwise Newcastle, Barnardos and Northumberland Clubs for Young People for making this possible.
Here is video 5 - Personal Development

CoMusica Inclusion has created a series of videos highlighting the importance of effective partnership working in collaboration with local youth work organisations.
Many thanks to Streetwise Newcastle, Barnardos and Northumberland Clubs for Young People for making this possible.
Here is video 4 - Managing Behaviour