Project Management

A new programme for young people based in Oxford and South Oxfordshire.

The first project phase of Readipop's new Urban Orchestra programme worked in Reading and Slough from September 2015 through to spring 2016.

Rock Up, where the challenges, at times, have been great - and the rewards have been even greater.

As part of the UpBeat programme of Early Years music and movement delivery at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, Make Some Noise
have been piloting the use of on-line learning journals as a means of recording observations for individual children and assessing and monitoring their progress.

Become A Music Teacher have teamed up with music teaching guru Andy Gleadhill to deliver a training course for new and improving music teachers. But what benefit will this online course have for you as a professional music teacher? Here we look in depth at how the course works, what the advantages are for you and what you need to do to pass the course to become an accreditted teacher with Become A Music Teacher. See the video below.

Andrew Cleaton outlines a music project for Looked After Children and children adopted from care delivered in North Yorkshire last year.

We’re delighted to release the final report of findings from Pedestrian’s Little Music Stars, a project aiming to test digital music making technology in Early Years music practice. Pedestrian’s Little Music Stars was delivered between September 2014 and June 2016 and sought to work with 0-5 year olds and their parents through digital music making technology.

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    Thu 14 Jul 2016 - 1 comment

Written by Jenni Parkinson (Soundcastle) and Julian Knight (Creative Futures)

Soundcastle and Creative Futures are two organisations that use music to reach and connect communities. Here we explore our learning from recent projects on how to access and engage families who fall within the often-cited and hugely diverse ‘hard to reach’ category.

This blog was written by Jane Werry, Director of Music at Hayes School.

“Early Ears” was a National Foundation for Youth Music funded project delivered by Future Projects in Norwich, in partnership with University Campus Suffolk, Laboratory Media Education, and Music Therapist Ingrid Roberts. The project sought to improve the musical and wider development of children under five in challenging circumstances.
Two parallel music programmes were delivered on a weekly basis over two years within early years settings in deprived communities of Norfolk. The first delivered Music Tech sessions using modern devices, apps and software within a free-flow environment. The second consisted of a free-flow community music approach informed by music therapy techniques using acoustic, non-tech instruments.

The 'Livewire' programme and related youth work in Herefordshire - a summary of the past year or so, and a look forward to what's coming up.

The use of hip-hop in educational practice is becoming more widespread, with its benefits being recognised across the curriculum and, of course, in out-of-school settings.