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During 2016 Haringey Shed worked in partnership with Levi’s and the Victoria and Albert Museum, as the community partner to deliver the #SupportMusic Project.  We recruited young people from across London to take part in a two month music studio project, with mentor Skepta, culminating in a performance at the V&A to an audience of over 300 people. The partnership continues into 2017 and we now manage a purpose built music studio.  

 

We’re delighted to be welcoming community musician, lecturer and composer Graham Dowdall to lead our ‘Exploring music in challenging circumstances’ workshop on Thursday 30 March 2017. We have spoken to Graham in the run up to the workshop about his musical interests, inspirations and memorable moments. He also sheds some light on what attendees can expect at his upcoming workshop, tickets for which can be purchased here.

Over the past year Sound Connections has delivered three events celebrating musical inclusion; one focused on early years, one on working with young people in challenging circumstances, and one co-produced by Wired4Music with Sound Connections championing youth voice and participation. All three areas of practice still fight for their place in music education practice and policy and it remains important to shine a light on the best work happening in these fields.

The are the highlights of the year...

NewYVC, based at Stratford Circus Arts Centre in east London, is much more than a youth community choir. It holds a space for a hugely diverse representation of people, where they can connect, learn and grow. They can feel recognised and supported in a safe, joyful environment.                                                                                                       
Supported by Youth Music since 2012, the choir and associated massed singing programme NewYVC Unite has gone from strength to strength, reaching over 600 young people aged 10-25 and developing a solid singing community in east London. Here, NewYVC Musical Director Jane Wheeler shares a bit about the vision for the programme.

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.

  • 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.

Our SEN/D Youth Music Project Arc Music was selected by the Co-op to be included in a National Advertising campaign to be shown in Cinemas from Feb 2017 see a copy of it here.

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Finding Rhythms recently partnered with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on an innovative music-making and rehabilitation project at Thameside prison. The results were astonishing. 

  • by WKMT

    Wed 15 Mar 2017

Make sure you contact us for your places to secreatriat@wkmt.co.uk or to our phone 02081449440

An opinion written piece by Tyler Edwards, an artist, producer and member of Wired4Music.

Complimentary tickets to London Scala show for Youth Music project participants aged 18+. Register here.

  • by WKMT

    Thu 2 Mar 2017

As performers you will or have already experienced a form of nervousness during or before a performance at some point. To some of us it is simply nerves we have to let fade away until we get into our ‘zone’ of comfort and concentration during our performances and to others it can cause very negative effects on our overall ability to deliver a level of musicianship we know we are very capable of.