Projects

This project will engage professional musicians, songwriters and producers, to work with young people aged 12-18 to support them to create their own music and lyrics.  The project will enable the young people to perform their songs infront of new audiences and in new spaces.  The young people will work in two groups to record their songs as an EP which will be released on the digital market with an accmpanying music video for at least one of the chosen tracks for each group.  The project will help the young peope to understand the music industry beter and help to signpost them should they want to do more with their music after this project has finished.

We are a mainstream primary school in the outskirts of Blackburn. Around 15% of our children have SEN/D, 9 of whom
have a funded EHCP.
We value arts education highly and believe in its benefits for all children. Children benefit from a thriving musical
programme within and outside the curriculum.

Explore local traditional music in South Cumbria and Argyll and Bute as part of an extension to our Culture Together project dedicated to the collection, learning and sharing of traditional music that exists between these regions. Linking local research to the national archives to provide sustained folk music tuition. 

LEARN TO PLAY IN A BAND

Open School Orchestras (OSO) is a growing national movement supporting music hubs, arts organisations and schools in giving SEN/Disabled young musicians opportunities to play in an ensemble and perform. OpenUp Music provide resources to facilitate this - adapted musical repertoire, schemes of work, and a new generation of accessible musical instruments - alongside training and support for music leaders and school staff.

Regular Music sessions for Girls only.

School Ground Sounds is a music youth charity based in Brixton. We collaborate with secondary schools and youth centres across London and work directly with young people in lower income areas to provide additional music opportunities and to enhance their music education.  
  Our programme includes recording studio experience, 1-1 mentoring with industry professionals, a 6 week industry crash course, songwriting competitions, live performance opportunities and the showcasing of talent online.   We are currently running our 2017 Songwriting Competition for young people aged 11 - 18. Last years competition was a great success and we are looking to extend our reach this year. The competition includes feedback from industry professionals amongst other benefits and closes on the 31st May 2017.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have their music heard and a great chance to develop their studio techniques and performance confidence!   With one week until the competition closes, we are reaching out to ensure this opportunity reaches as many young people as possible.    

The RPU collective is a project between Hull Music Hub and the youth service.  Staff from the music hub will work in youth centres across the city engaging young people in developing instrumental skills, song writing, DJing, and singing.  They will work towards bronze arts awards, put on gigs and performances and record their music in Hull University Studios.  

Multicultural Music Making is a high-quality music in education programme for young people in Birmingham and Walsall. Now in its second year, the project began in September 2015, in partnership with three primary schools in Ladywood area of Birmingham.

Our overall aim is to provide young people with an opportunity to take part in professional music performance and production, which we hope will boost their self-esteem and help them to engage more with education and less with illegal activities, and thereby improve their overall future prospects.

We launched Pioneer in September 2016 following expressions of interest from 16 schools / youth centres across the Rotherham area. We have engaged with 400 young people to deliver / perform within the project as well as a further 100 children who engaged with the composition process. We contracted with Peter Birkby as composer , Gillian Banks as choreographer and Karen Mulcahey as director for the project and the production team. CPD for teachers was delivered in September and schools visit undertaken by Pete to begin the creative processes of composition in all the schools. Visits to every school were made to allow the children to compose ideas and feed into the musical score so that the composition could be created over the christmas period. Schools participated well and contributed ideas , which have been drawn through into the musical score of the show. Following the christmas break the director and choreographer began visiting schools and setting the actions and drama sections of the show. The children and teachers have responded very well to the process and engaged with the production team to rehearse in between visits to ensure the children are of a good standard. The rehearsals at Magna were the challenge due to large numbers fo children and the multiple schools involved. The performances went extremely well with sold out houses for the 2 evenings and visits from the local newspapers and the Mayor of our town. Audience numbers were 300+ for both performances and the children performed to an excellent standard with no major errors or obvious faults. The activity generated opportunities for schools to begin networkign and co-operating across the town and creating plans for how the performances could be pulled together for the benefit of the children. Teachers who have never spoken before were brought together to begin the creative processes of creating their scenes , but also collaborating about crowd scenes where the children needed to perform together. Going forward they have requested a committee of teacher is formed to allow more input and ownership from the schools to generate more interest and build a wider curriculum into the project so the children benefit in as many ways as possible whilst engaging with the professional artists.

The Glee project, based on the popular TV series, gives children from Edmonton the opportunity to take part in Glee clubs where they are able to showcase and develop their singing and performance skills.  The fully inclusive clubs, run by inspirational tutors from Pineapple Performing Arts School (PPAS), focus on fun and raising aspirations.  There is also a competitive element where all Glee clubs are brought together at the end of the project to perform at a prestigious London theatre in a live show in front of a panel of judges.  Families of performers are invited to cheer them on and a range of prizes are awarded including PPAS scholarships, trophies and certificates.