Professional Development

  • 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.

Finding Rhythms recently partnered with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on an innovative music-making and rehabilitation project at Thameside prison. The results were astonishing. 

I have often come across the struggle transitioning/adapting participants of small vocal/music workshops to larger ones...........All added ideas are welcome! 

With reference to Heidi Johnson’s blog on the Youth Music Quality Framework a couple of days ago, here’s my tuppence worth.  This wasn’t written in response to Heidi’s piece, but I hope it adds to the conversation.  Read on…

 A short film showing the wonderful Symphonize project, a partnership project between Soft Touch Arts and The Philharmonia. Look out of the next one in January 2018!

A short film showing the wonderful Symphonize project, a partnership project between Soft Touch Arts and The Philharmonia. Look out of the next one in January 2018!

  • by WKMT

    Wed 15 Mar 2017

Make sure you contact us for your places to secreatriat@wkmt.co.uk or to our phone 02081449440