Practice

Tailored music sessions could be crucial in transforming the lives of millions of people whose speech is impacted by learning difficulties, strokes, dementia, brain damage and autism, a new study suggests.
It could enable individuals and their families to feel less isolated or neglected within society, while enhancing their ability to communicate, both with each other and the wider world.
But consistent funding and provision needs to be increased, while health and community providers need to implement a more integrated approach to using music in supporting those impacted by strokes and dementia. 

PREPARING TO DELIVER CONCEPT

FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION

As part of our think2020 programme to increase musical opportunities for disabled children and young people through strategic and sustainable partnership work in the music education sector, we have worked to create a Community of Learning. 

As part of the national Sounds of Intent in the Early Years  project, Soundabout practitioners are visiting children's centres around the country to deliver 10-week music projects for families with children under five. Soundabout practitioners work alongside children's centre staff members training them in the Sounds of Intent in the Early Years framework and observing the musical development of the children in the group over the weeks of the project.

Here is a sample plan from one of our Soundabout practitioners. The plan includes a range of activities to promote development in all domains of the Sounds of Intent in the Early Years framework. It is a plan which can be adapted for children at all levels on the framework. 

GUYO celebrates Baishakhi Mela with guest Bengali artists on Sunday 2nd of July at Richmix

THEMES DEVELOPED BY CHILDREN FOR THE HOPES AND DREAMS PROJECT:
FGM
BULLYING
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
INTEGRATION
FORCED MARRIAGE

 About the project... the CYP recruitment process

Fifty thousand pounds has been awarded to Noise Solution to significantly enhance and evolve its impact capture analysis and use of digital storytelling, placing the organisation at the forefront of impact capture in our sector, UK and indeed worldwide. 

The key to preventing hearing damage is to be safe when listening to music. Here are 6 tips to help you out.

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.

We have been using our six categories of Youth Participation to review the ways in which we are working collaboratively with young people whilst supporting other organisations to do the same.