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Stevenage Youth Music Council Case Study

24 April, 2019

Stevenage Youth Music Council case study by Ije Amaechi I found out about Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) at a gig at an open mic night in Watford. I was around 14 years old and decided to perform an original song for the first time, called ‘Imperfections’. I signed up to the HMS’s Songwriter Programme they […]

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Changing Tunes: Developing Musical Inclusion Through Music Service Partnerships

12 April, 2019

Sharing our experience of developing Musical inclusion through Music Service partnerships.   Enablers of Inclusive Practice Inclusion practice has always been a continuum, ranging from specialist inclusion providers commissioned to deliver initial engagement work, to instrumental tutors focusing mainly on musical outcomes, but still producing personal and social outcomes. Changing Tunes starts with our findings […]

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Case Study – Talena Cuthbert – Johnny’s musical Journey through Song-writing and Rap

22 March, 2019

Case Study – Johnny’s musical Journey through Song-writing and Rap by Music Mentor, Talena Cuthbert At the beginning of the academic year, I performed for the students at an Education Support Centre (ESC / Pupil Referral Unit, PRU) that I do a lot of my work at. This was to make the students and the […]

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Case Study – Ije Amaechi – Mark’s journey of self-confidence in singing and playing the piano

8 March, 2019

I’ve been teaching Mark, a year 10 student, at an Education Support Centre (ESC/ Pupil Referral Unit, PRU) in Hertfordshire since October 2018. Mark had already been having weekly general music lessons with the music teacher at the ESC, but my additional lessons have focused on singing songs he chooses and learning to play chords […]

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Where do I start with inclusion?

1 March, 2019

MNE’s Lyndall Rosewarne shares her top tips for music services to answer the question – Where Do I Start with Inclusion? Start small – think about what you currently deliver (First Access, one to one lessons, ensembles etc) – could you develop inclusion within this offer? For example, could you offer a follow on musical […]

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Benchmarking Inclusion…Going beyond ‘ But we already do that!’

20 February, 2019

MusicNet East contributed a presentation on Benchmarking Inclusion to the Eastern Region Hubs Heads at the Arts Council building in Cambridge on Wednesday 23rd January. Lyndall Rosewarne described how Changing Tunes is researching development of musical inclusion practice within the core roles of instrumental teaching, and how this is building a new business case for […]

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