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Youth Music Podcast Episode 6: Exchanging Notes

Young people from the Drumworks Exchanging Notes project performing outside.

In the sixth episode of Youth Music's podcast we talk to people who participated in Exchanging Notes, an innovative four year partnership project between music organisations and schools, funded by Youth Music. Delivery ended in 2018 and our research partner, Birmingham City University, have just completed their report, which is being launched towards the end of May. 

We discuss the forthcoming research, grounding it in the experience of the practitioners and researchers involved in delivering the programme of work. Over the course of the podcast, we picked up on the key ingredients for an effective partnership; the impact Exchanging Notes had on young people, practitioners and schools; and recommendations for the future, including some ideas about how best to refresh the Key Stage 3 Music Curriculum. 

At a time when a lot of press coverage is focusing on music in schools being under threat, this conversation looks at how new ways of working can engage young people in school-based music making and support their musical, personal and social development. 

This episode was hosted by Adam Cookson from Youth Music, and features: 

Kim Johnson from Derbyshire County Council, Sam Mumford from Drum Works, Helen Briner from The Warren School in Barking & Dagenham, and Victoria Kinsella from Birmingham City University. 

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