Practice

Join us at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 30 November 2017 where we will be strengthening our commitment to social justice. Through conversations with our network, and motivated by seeing continued injustices in the world, we’ve created a conference to tackle some big questions head on.

Here at Sound Connections, we’re on a mission to become an Attitude Champion. We’ve partnered with the inspiring team at Attitude is Everything because we believe in their mission to improve deaf and disabled access to live music and music making activities.

Earlier this year we were excited to award Wired4Music member Jacob Roberts-Mensah a place on our Generate programme, with a bursary and mentoring support to run his own music project.

A discussion of how working with Audioactive has helped me to develop as an artist and professional, looking specifically at performance with Ableton Live.

A discussion of how working with Audioactive has helped me to develop as an artist and professional, looking specifically at performance with Ableton Live.

Valuing Music in Special Needs Settings is practitioner led research which explores a range of music making and singing approaches for whole class teaching (WCT) and group work in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools.

 
This video showcases members of the Weston Youth Ensemble showcasing their original song whilst being recorded and filmed with a studio. Young people at the Weston youth Ensemble had the privilege of learning different progression pathways within the music industry whilst attending a summer music workshop at a local college. The young people had the opportunity to work and record in a  professional studio environment.
Here is the song Friends which was written by the young vocalist in the video.
 

The Weston Music Youth Ensemble had their first public showcase this summer to a packed out audience.
The Weston Youth Ensemble showcased an evening of song and dance performing both a range of solo and group performances. 
Songs ranged from a mixture of covers to an original song written by one of the young people.
 
This was a massively successful night in which young people showcased their talents and skills developed in the you music sessions. 
The Weston Youth Music ensemble are now looking forward to preparing the next performance within the second phase of the project.
 

Coaching, value excercise and live music.

Our Children's Ukulele Festival took place on 2 Feb - and what a wonderful day it was!

Around 90 young uke players aged between six and nine from seven Norfolk schools came to The Garage in Norwich to celebrate World Play Your Ukulele Day with workshops, sharings and a performance by The Banana Ukulele Band.

The schools which took part were Avenue Junior, Little Melton Primary, Mulbarton Infant, Mulbarton JuniorNewton Flotman PrimaryWest Earlham Infant and Recreation Road Infant

A group of young refugees has worked with The Garage to make a music video inspired by the sense of freedom they have felt since settling in Norwich.

A very open and honest account of one of young people's musical journey's and mental health problems and how music has helped him through his journey. He also talks about how our Rugby Beats, Bars and Banter project helped him become interested in music again, gain more confidence and helped him deal with his mental health problems...

https://alexsimaginationblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/aspire-in-arts/