South East

Ready for School is a programme which aims to develop music and speech and language skills for children transitioning to reception from pre-school.
It takes place in East Sussex schools with attached nurseries/pre-schools between February 2017 and February 2018.  15 children identified as having difficulties with some aspect of speech and language from each pre-school.  These groups of children had 15 workshops from February to July and have just started another set of 15 music sessions with their whole classes in reception.

Mavericks is a project that bridges feuding communities through music. 

Ideas Test - Empowering communities in Swale & Medway to live more creative lives

YOS Youth Music Project sits in Adolescent Services which works within Childrens Services. We provide free Music Sessions for YP aged between 11yrs to 18 yrs, referrals are taken from various services across Brighton & Hove. We work in partnership with Audio Active who provide us with the Music Tutors who have vast experience of working in the Music Industry as well as skill's knowledge and experience of engaging hard to reach YP. They also provide the YP Traineeship programme so that YP can then learn how to work with YP and work alongside the experienced Music Tutors, gaining on the Job experience, training and building their skill's of working with challenging YP with various needs.
I co-ordinate the Project from YOS and provide information and work with the YP to help them access the project and manage all referrals. Through this project several YP go onto to college, working in the industry, and or working with YP organisations.

Singers from The Urban Vocal Group take part in cultural exchange trip to France. 

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South East
Closing date: 
Fri 15 Sep 2017

Oxfordshire County Music Service have been leading 'Musical Pathways', an Early Years music project, in 6 nursery / school / children's centre settings, over two years. Here Early Years specialist teacher Danielle Ballantine-Drake gives a breakdown of the approach taken to ensure that staff in the settings were upskilled and empowered to deliver more music in their own teaching, through a range of targeted CPD approaches.

South East
Closing date: 
Tue 12 Sep 2017

Rhythmix has recently completed delivery on a West Sussex Music Trust project in Littlehampton funded by Youth Music. Here we give an overview of the project, the challenges, successes and the legacy left behind.

Reflecting on the launch of our App Skills books and evaluating their impact on music making through Youth Music Quality Framework.

Our Programme
Funded by Youth Music, Sonic Explorers was a SoCo Music Project programme for young people in special education and/or in challenging circumstances. This has seen us deliver weekly music-making sessions at Toynbee School HiVis Club (an after school music club for students with visual impairments), Cedar School (a school for young people with complex physical, health and learning difficulties) and Polygon School (a school for boys with complex emotional and behavioural needs. We have also delivered a family day in partnership with the Narcolepsy Unit at Southampton Children’s Hospital, which consisted of a variety of music-making activities for young people with Narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that affects approximately .05% of the population) whilst providing a valuable opportunity for parents to talk to each other, creating a support network.

Our Outcomes
Increase the musical composition and performance skills of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Increased skills and awareness of music leaders, teachers and support staff to reduce or remove barriers to music-making for SEN/D Young People

Improved sense of well-being of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Rhythmix recently published a report into our Music In Mind programme following a three year external evaluation by Dr Alison Daubney and Greg Daubney. Here we explore one young person whose experience of residential mental health care was transformed by music.