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At Wild Earth, we use as a learning and reflective tool in the Nature Beats programme. Here's why?

Young people from Nature Beats played tracks from the project at the Urban Youth Tent at the Godiva Festival in Coventry.

In April Musical Communities held our first SEND Network at The Hive in Shrewsbury. The consortium had asked Make Some Noise to pull together their SEND team to run training and help professionals across the North West Midlands see what SEND Technology was available to help them when making music. 

Woodland jamming in the rain!

The young musicians have had a day of making music, listening to a local musician singer songwriter perform her song and immerse themselves in African Drumming.

This is the time of the year that the participants, artists, management at Quench Arts, as well as friends, family and peers celebrate the success of all the hard work that’s gone into making new music over the last year. To feel like celebrating, you have to understand what’s been achieved so, when designing and delivering a music project, it is a good idea to include some published recordings and / or some kind of performance or informal sharing. Both these project outcomes are a means of celebration in themselves but they also encourage self-reflection on the part of the participants and staff as well as feedback from friends, family and peers.

Have a glimpse of what has been going on behind the scene on Week 2.

The Housing team from Orbit Heart of England, one of the main project partners of Nature Beats, came out for a practice sharing day that also acted as a team building activity for the staff. 

The 'Livewire' programme and related youth work in Herefordshire - a summary of the past year or so, and a look forward to what's coming up.

Watch a behind the scenes look at Nature Beats. All music created by our young musicians and filmed and edited by young people from the programme.
 

Nature Beats has been funded by Youth Music and is being delivered in Coventry from 2015-18. We have completed year one and here are some case studies of how the programme has engaged young people.
"The best course to learn and be having a lot of fun with nature and music. I wish the course ran forever." - A, Course 2

Collaborative experimental compositional practice with Congolese, Jazz musicians and young refugees.