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The outcomes that Rhythmix work towards and capture have emerged in the course of work in children and young people’s healthcare settings. Our intention to reduce anxiety and isolation and increase self expression is widely supported by the healthcare staff who have helped to shape and guide our work right from the beginning. They recognise both the need to address these issues as part of the care they offer and the effectiveness of live music making in meeting them. In this two part series we explore internal and external factors affecting our work in children's wards and units and mental health units.

Beat Routes Apprentice, Sal (18), is a spoken word/poet and creative writer. Here she describes her experiences with Beat Routes and what she thinks the impact of our projects has on the young people. 

The National Centre for Early Music has been working with the York Music Hub, as part of Music4U, to embed regular music activity within The Danesgate Community Pupil Support Centre in York.

As part of our Youth Music funded projects at Evelina London (Lambeth) and Broomfield Hospital (Chelmsford) we are offering opportunities for musicians in London and Essex to shadow our work on hospital children's wards in 2018. We hope to attract musicians who are interested in Music In Healthcare practice, are motivated to develop their skills and kickstart their own work in this area.

Following a half day shadowing we will talk over lunch about your interests and aims, discussing potential progression routes, offer help with signposting, all with a view to setting short and long term goals around your professional development. 

Please visit our website to fill out a short application: http://www.pulsearts.co.uk/news/2017/10/30/shadowing-opportunity-for-mus...

The deadline for applications is the 8th December 2017.  We have 4 places available. The shadowing dates will be agreed mutually and take place in the spring/summer terms.

An overview of qualitative and quantitative outcomes for our Fund A project 2015-2017

 ALL STAR ENTERTAINMENT NORTHERN STAR PROGRAMME   

Cristian’s Story

Cristian Gabor is a 15 year old young person living in the Great Horton area of Bradford.  He is of Slovak/Roma descent, like many of the young people attending this youth club.  

Cristian is a talented pianist and inspires his friends to get involved in music. He’s a born Music Leader! Check his story!

Blog of an emerging music leader

On Thursday 19th October, we ran our first major Musical Inclusion SEN/D Conference scheduled as part of our current Youth Music Fund B project, “Music Forge”. The conference was designed to showcase the full range of our musical inclusion activities along with SEN/D projects being delivered by some of our Hub Delivery Partners. The target audience consisted of school teachers and music/arts specialists working within special schools and DSP units across Northamptonshire and Rutland (NB: NMPAT is the lead organisation for both the Northamptonshire and Rutland Music Education Hubs). 

How to plan for the future when everything keeps changing?

Readipop has just finished a 2 year Urban Orchestra programme. Throughout this programme we've had to think hard about how to engage with young people and to make sure we work with those who need the greatest support.

The outcomes that Rhythmix work towards and capture have emerged in the course of work in children and young people’s healthcare settings. Our intention to reduce anxiety and isolation and increase self expression is widely supported by the healthcare staff who have helped to shape and guide our work right from the beginning. They recognise both the need to address these issues as part of the care they offer and the effectiveness of live music making in meeting them. In this two part series we explore internal and external factors affecting our work in children's wards and units and mental health units.

Chuckle would like to share news of our recent project, with the Youth Music Network.

“The Kid with a Pocketful of Stars” is an original song and video, created by musician Allen Kent for the non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Using the words and pictures of the Chuckle Stars, our musical theatre group for children with additional needs, the song has been created to help give the world a glimpse into their hearts and minds.

Some of our young people/mentors live on Hillz FM in Coventry talking about how being involved in Youth Music projects has helped them develop, overcome challenging circumstances and formed their chosen careers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_kLCsghWFM&t=8s