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Having a established a successful music programme which is working with over 100 young people in Cambridge, Romsey Mill is looking at way that it can further support the young musicians, by setting up a social enterprise record label.

Cambridge has a reputation as a pre-eminent seat of learning and home to thriving high-tech compaines. It is also home to an increasing number of gifted young urban music artists, who are being given oportunities to nurture their talents thaks to local youth charity, Romsey Mill.

  • by ally

    Thu 23 Mar 2017 - 1 comment

Music in Mind is Rhythmix’s ongoing innovative music making programme for young people with mental health problems. It uses music making to enhance life chances and offers help to young people aged 11 to 25 years with mental health needs.

In October last year (2016), we ran one of our Musical Inclusion Conferences as part of our Northamptonshire Music Hub's Fund B project, Music Forge.

Whilst we have run several of these in the past, this one was special in that it built our exisiting relationship with colleagues from Goldsmith's College in London, but also initiated a new partnership with the University of Northampton as part of their Erasmus funded project: "Digital Learning Across Boundaries". Not only was this chance to share our work with our Hub partners but also brought in 50 arts education researchers and academics from universities across Europe. The day also ran in parallel with the Fun Palaces initiative.

Although it's been a few months since the conference, whilst my colleague, Louise Tyrrell, and I have been preparing our Second Interim Report for Youth Music, we thought the information we compiled at the time about the presenters was worthy of disseminating more widely..... so here it it!

If anyone is interested in the work and research of the presenters, do get in touch and we'll pass your contact details on. 

The conference was generously supported by funding from Youth Music, The Paul Hamyln Foundation, iTeach, and run in partnership with The University of Northampton, iTeach Fun Palaces and Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts. 

As part of the Edmonton Glee project 9 teachers from local schools attended Arts Award Assessor training Discover and Explore. Feedback from staff was extremely positive and now pupils can be supported to achieve Arts Award Accreditation.

National Charity, "Music For All" kindly donated some music instruments and amps for young people who attend the Beats, Bars and Banter project in  Rugby, Warwickshire. The music equipment will be used within the weekly workshops that take place every Thursday 4-6pm at Hill Street Youth Centre, Hill Street, Rugby. Young people will also be able to take home the acoustic guitars so they can continue to practice away from the workshops :) For more info on "Music for All" visit: http://www.musicforall.org.uk/

Also, here's a video of the first two weeks of the Rugby music sessions :) More will follow shortly... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hvBUYEJ8LA

 

This is about a new initiative we’ve run through our “Music Forge” project which developed some new partnership working and gave our musicians a chance to work with a whole new cohort of young people.

  • by WKMT

    Mon 20 Mar 2017

Along these lines we are also organizing our next teachers-training-session to happen on Friday 31st of March 9.30am at WKMT Kensington. The topics to be talked about are mainly related to teaching / our work as piano tutors. We will work on understanding which resources to use with our most beginner students. We will also talk about how to frame lessons with both students and parents, as well as how to explain what to expect from our training itself.

If you are reading this then you know and understand Youth Music’s vision - that life-changing music-making should be available to all children and young people. AllStars music, our Fund B initiative, explores integration as a step forward for the musical inclusion agenda.

Part two of a reflection on a year of music making with young people in Rutland

Part one of a reflection of the year making music with young people in Rutland