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Stan is a Rep volunteer - a young aspiring music-head who just did what most music journalists can only dream of. Stan spent 80 minutes with Damon Albarn and Remi Kabaka (AKA Gorillaz). This is how it happened from Stans perspective.

K-Dog has been working with producer Lindsay Corstorphine in his Studio Sessions at Heart n Soul's SoundLab. He is creating an album and in each 2 hour session is able to make a complete track.

Rising Sounds 2018 gives unsigned artists the chance to work with a top producer to shape, record and professionally master a track. We chat to Resident Artist and Rising Sounds 2017 participant DM Farley, who worked with producer Steph Marziano, about his experience of the project and what he’s been up to since…

Tal Fineman was a member of the Young Producers project which offers 18-25 year-olds the chance to programme events and shows for Roundhouse Rising Festival. Young Producers like Tal assist the Roundhouse team in programming, marketing and producing Roundhouse Rising, learning from festival industry experts while programming two days of live music and masterclasses. We caught up with Tal before the festival to find out about his experience...

Sound Connections have had the pleasure of sharing our office with the lovely team at Good Vibrations for over two years. Now Good Vibrations have found a new home up in Cumbria we have two spare desk spaces that would be perfect for like-minded arts or music-based organisations and charities.

Creative Futures has just published a report covering 2 years of Music for Change, its flagship early years programme designed to enhance pre-school children's development, and to narrow the gap in attainment between those from the most and least disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme uses music and story-telling to raise children's key skills, in particular speech, language and communication skills and social and emotional development. The report highlights the project's positive findings, with above expected levels of progression across all assessed areas of children's development, and significnt musical learning too.

30 Minute guest slot at Croydon Youth Arts Collective event 'Youth Arts Takeover'

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started its third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started it's third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

Professional development for school music leaders was offered through the Arts Award assessor training as well as more informal opportunities such as the initial planning session with the professional music leaders.

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.

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra runs monthly masterclasses/workshops for its members as well as open introductory workshops during school holidays and half-terms for new recruits. 

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.