Practice

Another great success for Music Everywhere, this timeTaking it Higher!

Over 150 children and young people have developed their talent in singing, drums, guitar, piano, songwriting and music technology and have showcased their talents in 11 performances over the term of the project.

This is a great service for young people in Wigan, where there is still relatively little available in the borough in terms of music and so being able to offer the range of activities that we have has enabled a high number of children and young people to participate in music that would not have otherwise had these opportunities.

As part of the project we were fortunate enough to have some very keen new music leaders on board to work with the more experienced music leaders. We had four new leaders, two of whom had previously been on our first project of Music Everywhere, one performer and one technical. All four new leaders were trained and then mentored through their work on the project and we now have four very capable music leaders who have value work experience to put on theirCVs and who are an asset to TMP Studios and will continue to work with us.

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London's pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 - 26 who wish to explore the world's major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

We All Make Music is an inspiring, inclusive music education festival! Join us to be part of the conversation, get hands on with tech, network with people from across the sector and start making change towards a genuinely inclusive musical culture.

Great to see families and young people coming together to learn keyboards. We are running these sessions in Westfield Yeovil, as a part of a 10 week programme to encourage learning and engaging through music.

Delia Stevens, percussionist and member of world-folk-fusion quintet Kabantu, blogs about the benefits of music making for children and families.

Delia Stevens, percussionist and member of world-folk-fusion quintet Kabantu, blogs about the benefits of music making for children and families.

Delia Stevens, percussionist and member of world-folk-fusion quintet Kabantu, blogs about the benefits of music making for children and families.

Soundtracks started delivering music sessions in June 2016. Blackburn with Darwen Music Service, working in partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone and local authority Young People’s Service has set up a programme of weekly open access sessions taking place in youth centres, taster sessions which promote these opportunities, and regular performance events for young people in different venues.

2017 brought more activities and talent than we could have imagined during our first year of delivery. Children and young people have explored the use of a variety of instruments and we have taken our Urban Poets programme to the next level by recording young people's own tracks and filming a music video in the local area.

The young people have set up their own YouTube channel HU6 Media, which has been extremely successful.

Are you a music teacher based in London, the North West or the West Midlands? Are you looking for a way to establish ensemble music-making in your school? Join the 2018 Modulo Programme!

Do you know a dedicated and committed young musician aged 11-18? We're now accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 National Orchestra for All, a unique non-auditioned, free to participate, national youth orchestra.

So the first full week back to school marks a return to Interactive Piano lessons. As I have covered in my previous blog post, I am working with children with additional needs and learning difficulties.