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Our experience of using free online music video creation software from Rotor Videos as part of the Concept Music Programme

A huge thanks to all those music educators and cultural partners across London and beyond for engaging in and contributing to Music Excellence London, the capital’s network supporting excellent musical teaching and learning at Key Stage 3 in London schools.

by Adam Cogdon, EBNE Music Leader. 

East By North East is a Youth Music funded project that brings together young people, and a staff team, from diverse backgrounds, celebrating different cultures and musical genres.  The music sessions allow us to explore different tastes and develop skills in music and to build confidence together.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our fantastic East by North East project so far. Without the hard work of all the young people, support workers, teachers, volunteers and music leaders who have taken part and supported this work, we wouldn't be able to shout about this amazing project!

Rehearsal for the collective's graduation!

First Notes is soundLINCS’ exciting music resource app for use in Early Years (EY) settings or by parents and carers at home – especially those without any previous experience of music. It’s packed full of exercises and activities designed to suit all ability levels to help with a child’s development in and outside of music.

My Keyboard Lessons are looking for someone to do part-time teaching hours in music at City of Liverpool College.

A perfect storm is rapidly approaching in music education in England. Read on to see how you can help and gain support.

We had a fantastic opportunity to air on Rathergood Radio's Community Voices Project with a group of Young people. We all shared a bit of ourselves and what Jack Drum means to us.

During July we had some of the world class musicians from Nacao du Maracatu Porto Rico come over to teach us both how to make drums and perform on them. Not only was this a major event taking up a great deal of our time but it was also my first event as the Jack Drum Arts Apprentice. This is a relfection of my experiences and what I experienced and learned from them, not just as a performer but also as an artist and leader.


I'm Henry and I'm the new Creative Apprentice here at Jack Drum Arts. I support the delivery of their Youth Music programme - 'Wear Making Music'. I perform in a variety of bands and on a variety of percussion instruments, being able to perform alongside musicians from all over the world and share my experiences with our participants. I am not professionally trained but thanks to Jack Drum my musical experience is rapidly expanding.

The Collective prep for their Campaign Celebration and record.