“Early Ears” was a National Foundation for Youth Music funded project delivered by Future Projects in Norwich, in partnership with University Campus Suffolk, Laboratory Media Education, and Music Therapist Ingrid Roberts. The project sought to improve the musical and wider development of children under five in challenging circumstances.
Two parallel music programmes were delivered on a weekly basis over two years within early years settings in deprived communities of Norfolk. The first delivered Music Tech sessions using modern devices, apps and software within a free-flow environment. The second consisted of a free-flow community music approach informed by music therapy techniques using acoustic, non-tech instruments.