Practice

Our new music making project is for 16-25 year olds with learning difficulties in and around the Epping Forest District. We were very excited when starting things off with the aim to take our participants through a journey of developing voice and instrument skills, understanding the components of songs and building confidence along the way.
We began the first stages of delivery in October 2017 with a range of taster sessions

Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with Marching Band Activity United Kingdom are proud to confirm that they will be organizing a  World Record for the Longest Line of Fanfare Trumpeters (valved Trumpeters) in History in October 2018

Lively and energetic Samba session at Bridgewater college as a part of their RAG week and raising awareness of our projects.

The Kithara Project is a collective of guitarists working to promote the guitar and with it, to create, perform, educate, engage, and empower in socially responsible ways in Mexico and the USA.

Victoria Edwards is a young woman who has been singing with The Urban Vocal Group since 2011, shortly after suffering a brain haemorrhage. As part of her Gold Arts Award accreditation she chose to host a symposium to discuss and explore the barriers and perceptions regarding young people identified as having SEN/D accessing mainstream arts provision

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Here is a short a short account of a journey of ideas that resulted in a song and video arising from conversations about mobile phones.  

Community Music Spark (CMS) is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people and adults with additional needs. The project supports the music delivery skills of participants, and endeavours to tackle issues of inequality through providing access to work experience and pathways to employment with an emphasis on ability and inclusivity. This is a short blog on CMS visibility and the 'social norm'. Here are some thoughts that Programme Leader Matt Sokel has shared with Steve Jinski as we restructure the CMS programme for the next stage of its development. 

A short blog discussing the use of Arts Award in a SEND setting. Community Music Spark is Sage Gateshead’s community music training programme for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It was first established in 2005.  As part of their Youth Music Fund A project they engaged as a group and as individuals with Arts Award. Through this process they were able to expand, evidence and reflect uppon their learning beyond musical engagement and into transferrable personal and social skills. 

Rhythmix tutor Andrew Walker reflects on sessions at Palatine Primary School in West Sussex.
 

My Guitar Lessons are Europes leading music teacher franchise. Over the Festive period hundreds of our teachers will be offering FREE guitar lessons to children, adults, beginners to advance levels,