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The guys n gals from the University of Portsmouth Creative Industries School have been hanging around Music Fusion. This is the film they made about the work we do.

  • by Rhythmix

    Wed 22 Nov 2017 - 1 comment

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. 

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.

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.

Will Davey, a new Inclusive Music Practitioner on the Ark T Centre's 'My Normal Music Project', which is in it's first year of running, reflects on his learning, development and practice through this new project funded by Youth Music.

Music video written, produced and filmed by the young people at Beat Routes. 

Ready for School is a programme which aims to develop music and speech and language skills for children transitioning to reception from pre-school.
It takes place in East Sussex schools with attached nurseries/pre-schools between February 2017 and February 2018.  15 children identified as having difficulties with some aspect of speech and language from each pre-school.  These groups of children had 15 workshops from February to July and have just started another set of 15 music sessions with their whole classes in reception.

Mavericks is a project that bridges feuding communities through music. 

Singers from The Urban Vocal Group take part in cultural exchange trip to France. 

Oxfordshire County Music Service have been leading 'Musical Pathways', an Early Years music project, in 6 nursery / school / children's centre settings, over two years. Here Early Years specialist teacher Danielle Ballantine-Drake gives a breakdown of the approach taken to ensure that staff in the settings were upskilled and empowered to deliver more music in their own teaching, through a range of targeted CPD approaches.