South West

Job type: 
Part-time
Position: 
Teaching for Music Leading
Region: 
South West
Closing date: 
Mon 12 Jun 2017

“Two years in, instead of a big team with two Music Leaders, we have a whole Music Team! Our EY staff have grown in confidence, and embedded their training, and their new confidence and enjoyment in music-making, in every WILD session.”

Veronica Youdell, spoken word artist for the project, reflects on her experiences enabling young people to express their thoughts and experiences during Symphonize.

As part of Plymouth Music Zone’s “Tuning into Transitions” Fund B project, we delivered a number of ‘music booster’ training sessions in special schools and settings. At Woodlands School, Plymouth, Claire Harrison-Poole, one of the teachers who received bespoke training shares her thoughts about the impact of it on her practice. 

Kingston Music Service audio engineer Zayn Goetzee reflects on lessons learnt in the Symphonize project.

Job type: 
Volunteering
Position: 
Other
Region: 
South West
Closing date: 
Fri 12 May 2017

Amber is delighted to be working with 'Music in Devon Initiative' - MIDI to deliver this project. The knowledge, skill, expertise and creativity that they bring will help us to develop a really rich, diverse, resident led programme.  

We are gearing up to the launch of our project by gaining feedback from residents. We want to make sure that we get the content and structure of our programme right and the best place to start is with the participants! 

Amber is an independent charity that helps homeless and unemployed young people in crisis  to turn their lives around. We do this by offering a temporary, safe place to live with 30 other young people at one of our three residential training centres. There – in a calm and nurturing environment – we provide a mix of support, structure, new experiences and training that builds their motivation, self-discipline and skill set. We inspire them to take responsibility for their lives and move on to education or employment and safe, sustainable accommodation. The arts form an important part of our programme and thanks to the support of Youth Music we are able to develop a music programme that will give our residents at Ashley Court the opportunity to engage in the exploration and creation of music. Our residents have complex issues and this programme will support them with their self-expression, emotional and social development and their personal resilience. 

Plymouth Music Zone's 'Peer Pick' training was developed in response to our music leaders requesting tailored training and support, without this necessarily being something needed by our whole team. It's been a kind of mentoring with specific aims, and for the most part proved a useful way of quickly getting to the nub or what they needed to know and develop. It was a cost-efficient way of providing training where it was needed. It has also highlighted the usefulness of music leaders having a chance to acknowledge their own unique skills through the process of sharing, and very much a chance to reflect on their practice...