Project Management

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#YoungPeopleCan - Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN)

Looking back on a successful first phase of the Northern Gamelan Network - encouraging musical inclusion and learning, through Indonesian Bronze Percussion!

The Turning Tides Project Equal Access to Music Programme is well under-way. We’ll be blogging about the ideas generated, experience gained, and questions raised by each Project within the Programme, as we go. So…

What is a ‘Family Jam’?

The Turning TIdes Project's Equal Access to Music Programme  comprises of a set of Projects . The Programme has emerged from experience taking a Social Model Approach to make equal access to music a reality for Young People with ' autism' or 'learning disability' labels .  
This blog captures initial investigations into how young people are accessing qualification routes into Music Technology, and the barriers we have encountered along the way so far.
For more detail about the Projects please visit : http://www.theturningtidesproject.org.uk/equal-access-to-music-programme...

How do we inspire young people?

The answer is:  – we don’t.  Young people are inspired by other young people.   Our job is to create the context in which that can happen.

That’s what we’ve learned from our ‘Young People’s Gatherings’  which  bring together young people from musical inclusion projects across Teesside for a celebratory day of workshops and performances

Barry is 13, has taken part in our Great Singing, Great Signing project for a year, and is still attending project sessions. Great Singing, Great Signing’s aim was to start and run two new singing and signing ensembles in areas of the region where there is currently no singing and signing activity; one in Halifax and one with the Doncaster Deaf Trust. Doncaster Deaf School (run by the Trust) is an educational organisation specifically for Deaf, hearing impaired and learning disabled young people, like Barry.

As the building brass project is at a point where it is necessary to decide on its future with the three year funding from youth music finishing in July 2018, MPN instigated an extrnal enquiry review into the impact the current funding and strategy is having on all participants.  In order to seek further funding there needs to be clear evidence of the impact on pupils, schools and communities and for that impact to be great enough to warranty the amount of work and money that a project of this size requries.
These are some of the quotes from pupils within the mini-bands:
"I love playing my cornet.  It makes me feel peaceful.  Music really helps me because it lets me know I can be successful at something"
"Mini band is incredible! We get lots of chances to play and perform."
"I love playing the cornet and have gained loads of confidence since performing at the Sage." 

APPLY NOW, for a chance to perform at Routes Festival 2018, at the Orange Box young people's centre (Halifax), on Sat 23 June. 

We are looking for bands and acoustic acts based in West Yorkshire (with priority given to Calderdale based musicians) to perform a fifteen minute set on the day.

Routes Festival Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg38UN5I9is 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoutesFestival/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/RoutesFestival 

APPLY NOW, for a chance to perform at Routes Festival 2018, at the Orange Box young people's centre (Halifax), on Sat 23 June. 

We are looking for bands and acoustic acts based in West Yorkshire (with priority given to Calderdale based musicians) to perform a fifteen minute set on the day.

Routes Festival Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg38UN5I9is 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoutesFestival/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/RoutesFestival 

Over the last ten years, East Midlands-based arts organisation OPUS Music has grown to become one of the leading UK providers of music-making in healthcare settings.

OPUS’s musicians are experts at engaging patients, visitors and hospital staff in music-making. OPUS also runs training programmes and apprenticeships for musicians in healthcare, and has been central in building a national network of professionals working in the field.

OPUS co-founder Nick Cutts spoke to us about how Youth Music funding has helped the organisation to develop, and the impact he’s seen first-hand.