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The Ark T Centre's My Normal Music project ran a pilot year funded by Youth Music in 2017. The project is an intersectional Project working with young people with disabilities (including mental health) and LGBTQ+ young people.  

This year has seen such growth in our Music Project, the young people we have worked with and our staff on the project. Below our Project Manager, Hanah Bruce, shares some of the learning and reflections on the project.

Acoustic pop trio Bird and Family Bryan visited our workshops just before Christmas, and performed a live gig to young people.

 

 

 

 

“Writing and making music helps me to express my emotions in a calm, productive way and helps me to deal with situations which I would struggle to deal with. It helps me understand and evaluate situations more clearly rather than have everything get confused in my head. It’s a good way to get everything out and say everything I want to say.”

Conductors for Change gives music leaders the tools, strategies and practical conducting techniques to set up a new instrumental ensemble, or develop an existing one. Created by a team of highly experienced music directors and educators this flexible programme of hands-on training days is rooted in inclusive practice.

Applications are now open for Britten Sinfonia Academy 2018-19. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 February 2018.

We are recruiting talented, young instrumentalists from the east of England to develop their chamber music skills through a range of exciting ensemble projects. Participants receive expert mentoring from Britten Sinfonia musicians and work alongside key guest artists from our main season.

Applications are now open for Britten Sinfonia Academy 2018-19. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 February 2018.

We are recruiting talented, young instrumentalists from the east of England to develop their chamber music skills through a range of exciting ensemble projects. Participants receive expert mentoring from Britten Sinfonia musicians and work alongside key guest artists from our main season.

Another great success for Music Everywhere, this timeTaking it Higher!

Over 150 children and young people have developed their talent in singing, drums, guitar, piano, songwriting and music technology and have showcased their talents in 11 performances over the term of the project.

This is a great service for young people in Wigan, where there is still relatively little available in the borough in terms of music and so being able to offer the range of activities that we have has enabled a high number of children and young people to participate in music that would not have otherwise had these opportunities.

As part of the project we were fortunate enough to have some very keen new music leaders on board to work with the more experienced music leaders. We had four new leaders, two of whom had previously been on our first project of Music Everywhere, one performer and one technical. All four new leaders were trained and then mentored through their work on the project and we now have four very capable music leaders who have value work experience to put on theirCVs and who are an asset to TMP Studios and will continue to work with us.

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London's pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 - 26 who wish to explore the world's major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

Fildo App is an online music streaming fildo apk app

Like many others, we were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of a remarkable young woman who inspired us and so many people through her music and immensely generous spirit and love of life. Lynsey Dart was one of Plymouth Music Zone's much loved former employees. She was a talented apprentice and volunteer with us before moving on to study in London. And she probably taught us more than we taught her.
 

We All Make Music is an inspiring, inclusive music education festival! Join us to be part of the conversation, get hands on with tech, network with people from across the sector and start making change towards a genuinely inclusive musical culture.

Great to see families and young people coming together to learn keyboards. We are running these sessions in Westfield Yeovil, as a part of a 10 week programme to encourage learning and engaging through music.