We’re really proud to work in close partnership with five Music Education Hubs to support Musical Inclusion across the West Midlands. Over the last few months writer, researcher and specialist in inclusive music practice, Anita Holford, has conducted an insightful case study that shines a light on Solihull Music Service and their journey in to musical inclusion.
We’re thrilled to be releasing this new series of blogs that contain interviews with Head of Service, Toby Smith, Assistant Head and Inclusion Lead, Claire Batty and three of their Music Teachers: Richard Russell, Laura Carter and Paula Ewer. They each share their experiences of working with young people in various different settings, the challenges they’ve faced and the paths they’ve taken to begin to embed inclusion in to everything they do.
If you’re interested in developing your teaching practice or learning about how music making can be beneficial to young people of all abilities, this research is a fantastic place to start. The full case study is called "Working Together to Move the Needle on Inclusion in Five West Midlands Music Education Hubs", produced by Anita Holford, and can be downloaded here or on our website.