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Flying solo: 5 things I’ve learnt from leading my first inclusive music project

28 February, 2017

For the past 8 weeks I have been running an inclusive music workshop in a youth club in Hertfordshire. Originally, the project was a drum workshop to run for three weeks but it has now turned into a brilliant rock school session. As a trainee, this was the first time I’d led an inclusive music workshop. I […]

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Ukulele hockets at Music and Drama Education Expo

16 February, 2017

Last week, we ran our Ukulele Hockets workshop for a big crowd at the Music and Drama Education Expo at Kensington Olympia in London. It was a bit of a challenge as we are used to running this workshop with everyone sitting in a circle rather to an audience sitting in rows but with a […]

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Time at the bar: musings from the 2nd International Convention of Community Music

24 January, 2017

All the best conversations happen in the pub It’s Sunday 13th November and I’m in a pub, the Eagle and Child in Petersgate, York. I must stress that this is unusual, and I have a good excuse. I’m at a pre-conference gathering for the 2nd International Convention of Community Music at York St John University. […]

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7 ways to fund your music education project

20 December, 2016

So you’ve got a great idea for a music project that will get lots of children excited about participating in music-making, enrich their lives and build their confidence and social skills. The only thing you have to do now is find the funding to help turn your idea into reality. To help you get your project off […]

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Ukulele hockets – a fun and inclusive way to teach music

29 September, 2016

Hockets through history Hockets are where each person plays one note and combines with others to play riffs and tunes. They are found in medieval music, in the English Folk handbell tradition, in, prog rock and also in African Music. Ethnomusicologist John Blacking famously once compared how the Venda of the North Transvaal taught music […]

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Musical Inclusion CPD day September 2016

14 September, 2016

As we prepare to embark on year 2 of the MusicNet East project we brought together a group of music tutors and school teachers who have been helping us deliver the work in year 1 and will be joining us in year 2, t0 reflect on the project so far, find out more about the project […]

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