Project Management

My Keyboard Lessons are looking for someone to do part-time teaching hours in music at City of Liverpool College.

A perfect storm is rapidly approaching in music education in England. Read on to see how you can help and gain support.

NYMAZ shares its recent experiences of commissioning songs for young voices

“In the UK, over the last 10 – 15 years, the quantity and range of music for babies and very young children has expanded considerably.  But standards of practice have not kept pace with this rapid expansion and remain worryingly low.  The reason is clear.  Early childhood music specialists are not required to have any form of prior qualification to practise.  We expect degree level qualifications to lead music with all other age groups – but for some reason accept the fact that for children below the age of five, we do not require music educators to have any kind of prior, professional preparation.” 
– Dr Susan Young

Carrie Lennard is an SEN music teacher at St Ann’s School in Ealing and creator of The Improvise Approach, an innovative educational tool to support music making with SEN children.  Below she shares her thoughts on technology, the challenges facing music practitioners in SEN and creating change in the curriculum.

Wired4Music is the network for 16-25 years olds all interested in music and living in London, hosted by Sound Connections. Members can sign up quickly and easily via the Wired4Music website, and the Sound Connections team work closely with these individuals and groups to empower their music projects and ideas.

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.

Reflections on what went well, things we learnt, and things to develop

If any proof was needed of the high standard of music making achieved by local young people, then Cre8’s Youth Concert was all the evidence needed. 

Furthering Talent is Awards for Young Musicians’ (AYM) programme working with young people from low-income families who have been identified as having emerging talent. These students access instrumental tuition and musical progression support to help them achieve their potential and develop into musical adults.