by Author Alison Street

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Evaluation report: Professional development for advanced Early Years music making

The aim of the Moving On programme was to provide Early Years practitioners, music leaders and community musicians with an opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and understanding of how to work in music with young children, to equip them to meet the challenges and expectations of the sector.

Local and regional specialists and organisations were invited to partner, contribute and offer their experience to the programme.

Five topics were dealt with across five individual seminar days held around the West Midlands region: 

  1. Pedagogies - Looking at different philosophies and approaches
  2. Progression and musicality  
  3. Singing and songs 
  4. Performing and listening
  5. Drama, story and movement with music

This evaluation report is commissioned by MusicLeader West Midlands, and is written by Dr Alison Street and Erika Baker, Director of MusicLeader West Midlands, with contributions from workshop leaders and participants involved with Moving On. It was commissioned as part of the Spotlighting initiative funded by Youth Music.