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Thanks to funding from Youth Music and The Big Lottery, SATEDA has just completed a year long project called SwitchUP, which is an innovative adolescent to parent violence (APV) intervention for families where the young person has become abusive to their parent/s in order to get control over them. 

Call out for presentations deadline 14th May 2017

Take Art and Actiontrack Performance Company have been delivering a music workshop programme in 10 Somerset PRU settings across the county as well as with vulnerable young adults and Looked After Children since 2012. Over this period we have work with over 150 young people over a sustained period of time. This activity has taken place in centres and at Actiontrack's recording studio in group and one-to-one settings.  This work has been generously supported by Youth Music and local funders including Sound Foundation Somerset (Somerset Music Education Hub), Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and the Taunton Maid Bursary Trust

A short film about the 'music in mind' project.

Thanks to the Youth Music funding, our Hip Hop Shake Up Rappers have had an absolute storming year with a gig at York's premier night-spot, (Fibbers), appearance at our Regeneration festival, busking sessions in town,a Christmas gig -  plus four videos (one of which has  had nearly 8,000 views).  Our rappers who have learning disabilities are passionate at what they do - and in their modelling of what is possible, are champions for others who have disabilities!!! 

Somers Town Sinfonia is an introduction to ensemble playing for young musicians beyond First Access in one of the poorest parts of Camden.

Through Upfaders i've been engaging hard to reach young MCs expressing their struggles by spraying bars - beats and bars is a proven combination, self-expression is undoudtedly healthy, The Youtube platform has empowered Grime culture, but is it all postiive?

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...

There is no extra charge if you wish to have a joint lesson with a friend or family member. You pay purely for the teacher's time, not how many are in the class. Similarly if you are not sure which instrument you wish to learn then come along for a free trial with a teacher who has a wide experience of many different instruments. Try them all and find the right one for you!

At Chuckle Productions our Sound Connection Project has come alive with the sound of farm animals. 

The Rhythmix 'Music in mind' project project evaluation

The Rhythmix 'Music in mind' project project evaluation