Project Management

Often when you’re sharing practice, you want to share it with people who perhaps have no understanding, perhaps little concept even of what you do. If people have never seen anything like what you do before, or have no experience of anything similar, then you may have to work hard to interest them, to open their minds or to convince them.

Just wanted to say well done for getting this together and look forward to contributing to and learning from everyone here :)

Suppose that each and every one of the 30,000-odd people in and around music education has at least one experience from which every other could learn. Making this happen has to be about enabling and empowering those people, through a bottom-up approach to sharing practice.

Congratulations to Youth Music on the launch of the Network and welcome to everyone coming aboard!

There are lots of reasons why you might want to find out about other people’s practice – so you can benefit from their experience and ideas, so you can learn from their mistakes, so you can uncover practices you’d never thought about etc. – but the reasons why you might want to share your own practice are sometimes less obvious.

Surgeries available to discuss Youth Music Programme applications.

Groups/soloists/ensembles needed for performers database for Cultural Olympiad East Midlands team.

Have you ever seen someone working brilliantly with children and young people’s music-making, or have you developed something incredibly effective yourself, or have been to a conference or training session and been stunned by some new practice, and then thought to yourself, ‘it’s just crazy that more people don’t know about this’?

If… …practice-sharing is a key to unlocking and harnessing the intelligence that’s spread across the 30,000 people in and around music education, …and practice-sharing also requires a bottom—up approach that needs more than just the efforts and direction of big infrastructure, …then how can we help practice-sharing to happen on a bigger, and more effective scale?

Celebrities and worthy causes are still a good mix.

  • by roshi

    Wed 28 Sep 2011 - 2 comments

Very sad that a programme that I've been leading for 7 years providing Singing and Song-writing for young people at Croydon College (in association with CRISP) has been cut due to lack of funding.

Below are the key thoughts contributed to the discussion that explored the questions: What needs to happen next? How can Youth Music help to facilitate this?