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This January saw the third running of this project run jointly between Soft Touch and Leicester Philharmonia Orchestra. Once again it saw musicians and arts workers from Soft Touch join with orchestra players to lead young people from The Lancaster School, Winstanley Community College and The Highfields Centre in creating musical pieces that fused classical music with reggae, dub, spoken word and other urban genres.

How we made this song on the My Pockets 'Growth Spurt' project.

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.

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    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.

On a wet Tuesday morning, Scottish pop artist, singer, songwriter and producer Charlotte Brimner from Be Charlotte, along with her guitarist Stuart and manager Louie descended upon Lancaster & Morecambe College to begin a short college tour of the North West. 

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.

My experience of the Level 1 Inspire Project at Kingfisher Special School

Our friends at Yamaha have kindly agreed to donate a pair of HS7 studio monitor speakers to one lucky winner.

The Family Songbook was a project for 3-4 year olds at risk of language delay (and their parents) in Burnley, Lancashire, using music to build confidence and communication skills whilst widening access to participation in music making activities. Music leaders Ben McCabe from More Music, Zoe Greenhalgh, Sally-Anne Roberts and Beth Allen delivered sessions over a six week programme in five settings, two community centres and three formal EYFS providers, engaging over a hundred children and sixty five parents.

Jack Drum Arts’ ‘Wear Making Music’ Youth Music programme took to the forest for an evening of mythological magic and mayhem!

Providing opportunities for young people to listen to music, play music and engage it setting up events can be so rewarding for young people.