Professional Development

A project that looks to bring together Downs Syndrome support groups through musical collaboration; training and mentoring for young female musicians; music technology with children and young people in challenging circumstances; and music and play in palliative care, all make up Sound Connections Innovate programme 2017.

We are proud to announce that the 2017-18 Sound Connections Early Years Apprentice Programme is now open for applications.

We wanted to share with you some observations from a Music Leader who has been working with Cymaz Music for the last few months. As part of the induction process for Music Leaders they must observe other sessions, assist on sessions and then they may be ready to take on leading on their own. Here is what Alex wrote about his experiences and observations of working with Cymaz Music in Cornwall.

BVG presents

|| SHIVOHAM || - Universal Hymns of Vedic tradition

by

BVG: The Indian Adults Choir of England

SHIVA - The Indian Youth Choir

Artistic Director: Rakesh Joshi

Both choirs will be performing traditional group songs of Indian Music, includes classical raga based Tarana, four seasons songs, Chants of Shiva, Hymns of Vedic traditions, famous poetry of Indian poets and cultural songs of India. Enjoy the authentic flavour of the Indian Choir.

We throw a few questions out there to you aspiring music teachers.

Call out for presentations deadline 14th May 2017

Take Art and Actiontrack Performance Company have been delivering a music workshop programme in 10 Somerset PRU settings across the county as well as with vulnerable young adults and Looked After Children since 2012. Over this period we have work with over 150 young people over a sustained period of time. This activity has taken place in centres and at Actiontrack's recording studio in group and one-to-one settings.  This work has been generously supported by Youth Music and local funders including Sound Foundation Somerset (Somerset Music Education Hub), Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and the Taunton Maid Bursary Trust

  • by AMWJ

    Mon 27 Mar 2017

This training scheme is a partnership project between Artists in Learning Northants and the Northamptonshire Music Education Hub (NMEH). Over 6 months music and arts practitioners took part in 4 workshops led by nationally and internationally recognised leading music practitioners. The focus was on developing reflective practice regarding musical and inclusive practice skills, see report attached for programme information and outcomes.
www.artistsinlearning.org.uk 
www.nmpat.co.uk
 
 
 

In October last year (2016), we ran one of our Musical Inclusion Conferences as part of our Northamptonshire Music Hub's Fund B project, Music Forge.

Whilst we have run several of these in the past, this one was special in that it built our exisiting relationship with colleagues from Goldsmith's College in London, but also initiated a new partnership with the University of Northampton as part of their Erasmus funded project: "Digital Learning Across Boundaries". Not only was this chance to share our work with our Hub partners but also brought in 50 arts education researchers and academics from universities across Europe. The day also ran in parallel with the Fun Palaces initiative.

Although it's been a few months since the conference, whilst my colleague, Louise Tyrrell, and I have been preparing our Second Interim Report for Youth Music, we thought the information we compiled at the time about the presenters was worthy of disseminating more widely..... so here it it!

If anyone is interested in the work and research of the presenters, do get in touch and we'll pass your contact details on. 

The conference was generously supported by funding from Youth Music, The Paul Hamyln Foundation, iTeach, and run in partnership with The University of Northampton, iTeach Fun Palaces and Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts. 

As part of the Edmonton Glee project 9 teachers from local schools attended Arts Award Assessor training Discover and Explore. Feedback from staff was extremely positive and now pupils can be supported to achieve Arts Award Accreditation.

  • by WKMT

    Mon 20 Mar 2017

Along these lines we are also organizing our next teachers-training-session to happen on Friday 31st of March 9.30am at WKMT Kensington. The topics to be talked about are mainly related to teaching / our work as piano tutors. We will work on understanding which resources to use with our most beginner students. We will also talk about how to frame lessons with both students and parents, as well as how to explain what to expect from our training itself.

If you are reading this then you know and understand Youth Music’s vision - that life-changing music-making should be available to all children and young people. AllStars music, our Fund B initiative, explores integration as a step forward for the musical inclusion agenda.