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The ‘Infinity Sessions’ is a group for young women. It is a safe place to meet up, socialise, create and record music.

Using podcasting to evaluate and share.

The Turning TIdes Project's Equal Access to Music Programme  comprises of a set of Projects . The Programme has emerged from experience taking a Social Model Approach to make equal access to music a reality for Young People with ' autism' or 'learning disability' labels .  
This blog captures initial investigations into how young people are accessing qualification routes into Music Technology, and the barriers we have encountered along the way so far.
For more detail about the Projects please visit : http://www.theturningtidesproject.org.uk/equal-access-to-music-programme...

What has the effect of YouTube been on young music learners over the last 5 years? I explore this from the point of view of a professional music teacher to examine whether YouTube is a positive in the world of music tuition.

Matt (not his real name) aged 16, is one of the young carers who has took part in our Life On Stream project . He cares for his elder brother who is blind and his mother who suffers from depression and chronic pain. Here is his story:

 

This is something that made us 'feel happy'. Our young people aged 10-13 years old worked over a 5 week period on writing and producing a song to respresent their relationships with friends and the challenges they face. 

The best laid plans etc.................................

The fifth Grand Union annual residential Summer School will take place in the wonderfully spacious Writtle University College and its idyllic surroundings, near Chelmsford in Essex. It will run for four days, beginning lunchtime Monday July 30th, and concluding on Thursday afternoon August 2nd with a concert of the work created during the course.

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. 

The Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood offers a flexible, part-time, distance-learning qualification in early childhood music.

Soundwaves Extra is an innovative and exciting music network for Early Years practitioners, child-minders, Early Years settings and InspirED schools.

Small Steps Big Noise in Action

On Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton, we welcomed over 150 Early Years practitioners, artists, music leaders, settings, regional hubs, funders, researchers and strategic partners from all over the country to the South West’s biggest ever Early Years Expressive Arts Conference.