Posts Write a post

We are having a GRAND REOPENING of Chime Creation Centre on SATURDAY MARCH 17th from 12 - 6PM.

Trinity Laban's music Learning & Participation team are working in partnership with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy to research how cultural organisations can work in partnership with schools to support young people to progress in their music making, funded by Youth Music.  We are now at the midway point of our funding and are reflecting on the activity of 2017 to inform activities planned for 2018.

  • by SWIPE

    Wed 31 Jan 2018

The project All About Music, brough together disadvantaged young musicians from a range of diverse, ethnic backgrounds across Slough. It gave them the opportunity to access facilities where could become creative music making young people.
The project was used to improve provisions for those least likely to be able to afford music tutition fees and encouraged young musicians to become more involved in various ranges of music genres.
Young musicians were empowered to use msuic to unlock their abilities and potentials which helped to promote understanding and tolerance of different ethnic cultures they came into contact with, young people also learnt to celebrate their indentities, cultures and diversities; acknowledging their achievements helping them to improve their quality of life.

Using funding from Youth Music, we have been able to work with Music Therapy Bedfordshire to provide music therapy for a number of highly vulnerable young people, alongside valuable support and training. This is a case study on the impact for one of our pupils.

Noise Solution's focus on capturing impact and finding a validated means of measuring well-being has led to funding from the Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. This is a huge validation for Noise Solution and a recognition that, when properly evidenced community music can be commissioned as a clinical intervention.

Bristol-based arts organisation OpenUp Music was originally founded in 2007 as the MUSE project, and relaunched under its current name in 2014. With Youth Music’s support, OpenUp has helped to transform accessible music-making for young disabled people nationwide with its groundbreaking ‘Open Orchestras’ programme.

Barry Farrimond, OpenUp’s Chief Executive and Technical Director, spoke to us about how Youth Music has supported the organisation over the years.

A powerful testimony that national education policy makers should hear.

This coming weekend MORE MUSIC is producing a 24 hour Music Party @ LMF2017 with the aim of raising funds for our Homeless Action music programme in Lancaster.
People taking part in the music sessions describe how singing, in particular, has lifted their spirits  "the only reason I walk the planet” and restored their self-belief  "singing has really helped my confidence”
They also say it makes a significant contribution to their recovery from addiction  " helps me deal with the bad stuff that happens” and has helped them refocus and rebuild their lives, securing and maintaining a home and returning to paid employment.

A perfect storm is rapidly approaching in music education in England. Read on to see how you can help and gain support.

Earlier this year we were excited to award Wired4Music member Jacob Roberts-Mensah a place on our Generate programme, with a bursary and mentoring support to run his own music project.

Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 and to date has awarded £6 million in funding to over 700 projects across Great Britain.